"It also underlines the importance of continued cross-border co-operation in law enforcement, as well as the value of the partnerships forged through Scotland's Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and our highly-prized Scottish Crime Campus".
Police used the hack to foil crimes including "violent attacks, corruption, attempted murders and large-scale drug transports", Eurojust and the European Union police agency Europol said in a joint statement.
EncroChat delivered a message to its 60,000 users in the month of June notifying them to get rid of their devices as its servers had been "seized illegally by government entities".
She said: "Organised crime groups have used encrypted communications to enable their offending".
An estimated 60,000 people, with up to 10,000 in the United Kingdom, were subscribers to France-based EncroChat network which has been deactivated.
Renowned Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan Dies at 71
Some of her last posts are about her warning her fans to stay safe during the Coronavirus pandemic and abide by the lockdown laws. Kohli said he would encourage actors to emulate 50 per cent of what Khan told them to do and they would "be a star".
British PM Johnson writes op-ed in opposition to West Bank annexation
The global community considers the territory to be occupied and Israel's more than 120 settlements to be illegal. But the plan to redraw the Mideast map has come under fierce global criticism.
Newly Discovered Nearby Super-Earths Could Potentially Host Life
However, the more distant location of the unconfirmed third planet may place it within GJ 887's so-called "habitable zone". Scientists say that these new planets can have thicker atmospheres than Earth, and potentially contain life.
"They have openly discussed plots of murder, launder money, deal drugs and sell firearms capable of causing atrocious scenes in our communities".
Vendors and privacy advocates have fought against such measures, arguing that the installation of any such backdoors could be abused by both criminals, unfriendly nation states, as well as law enforcement (see: Apple Blasts Judge's iPhone Backdoor Order).
She went on: "By monitoring thousands of handsets and analysing millions of messages we have already mitigated threats to life including conspiracy to murder we have protected the public by taking unsafe firearms and drugs off the streets and we have seized millions of pounds in criminal cash and assets". This gave them means of communicating between each other which they thought were safe.
Dame Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, which made 171 of the arrests, described the operation as a "game changer".
The Met Police said it had arrested some of the capital's "longest-standing and most risky criminals", who are linked to violent crime and importing Class A drugs, and "lead lavish lifestyles and live in multi-million pound properties".
The NCA said it had been working with worldwide law enforcement agencies since 2016 to target EncroChat and other encrypted criminal communication platforms by sharing technical expertise and intelligence.
Detective Superintendent Katy Barrow-Grint, head of specialist operations for Thames Valley Police, said: "Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling serious and organised crime and will disrupt it wherever we can". Many of these investigations were connected with global drug trafficking and violent criminal activities, Europol said. "I'd say to any criminal who uses an encrypted phone, you should be very, very anxious".