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Hundreds arrested in FBI-led global organized crime sting using messaging app

Law enforcement officers have used an encrypted app to arrest hundreds of suspected organized crime figures around the world in a three-year operation led by the FBI, authorities in Australia announced Tuesday.

Driving the news: Authorities decided to use the An0m messaging app to track suspects globally in an investigation called Operation Ironside after Aussie police officers and FBI agents discussed the matter over "a few beers" in 2018, according to police in Australia.

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