The San Diego Federal Bureau of Investigation Tuesday will announce a “massive worldwide takedown” involving encrypted communications in an investigation that has spanned the globe.
The Office of the U.S. Attorney Southern District of California said in a press release that a news conference is set for 9 a.m. headed by Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Suzanne Turner.
Other leaders will also speak to the investigation, including Adam Cohen, Director of the Executive Office of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, FBI International Operations Section Chief Akil Davis, and officials federal and intelligence agencies out of Australia, the United Kingdom, and Austria.
The news briefing will take place at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in downtown San Diego. Officials said the investigation centered on encrypted communication spans a series of related events that began in New Zealand, then in Australia and Europe, and finally, in the U.S.
NBC 7 will gather details at 9 a.m. and provide updates here.