top of page
  • Writer's pictureThe DigitalBank Vault

⚠️ News of #Encrochat: Class A drug conspirator who attempted to outsmart police has been jailed.


Joseph McCormick (09/06/1981), of Bob Massey Close, Manchester was this week (Tuesday 4 October) jailed for his role in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

McCormick was jailed for 11 years and 4 months.

This sentencing falls under Operation Venetic, which is the UK’s response to disrupt the highly sophisticated ‘Encrochat’, a communication system used predominantly by organised criminal networks. Operation Venetic is led by the NCA and is the UK’s largest operation to tackle organised crime.

Encrypted mobile phones have been used by Organised Crime Groups for a number of years.

When the phones first came into operation, they were usually only reserved for use by top level OCG members. The use of encrypted devices has become a common accessory for criminals to network with their groups.

Unfortunately for the organised criminals, UK law enforcement accessed the ‘Encrochat’ data through a legal data hack to secure illicit communications provided by the NCA which has enabled police to secure the conviction of McCormick and other criminals

McCormick was found to have been using the alias ‘Butternoon’ while messaging other Organised Crime Group members using encrypted mobile devices to prevent police from detecting their conversations.  

Yesterday the court heard Joseph McCormick, played a leading role, regularly communicating with several handles on the ‘EncroChat’ system and refer to dropping large packages of Class A drugs at multiple safe houses located across Greater Manchester.

Further implicating himself, messages show on 28th May 2020, Joseph McCormick went out to collect the drugs instead of his runners, despite being released from prison less than a year ago on previous drug offences. During the initial questioning, he was asked why he continued to commit similar offences following his previous 80-month sentence in 2015, despite knowing its illegality, to which he answered, ‘no comment’.  

Joseph McCormick was arrested on the May 11 2022 in Altrincham for conspiring to supply class A drugs.

Detective Constable Chris Cotton of Challenger south city of Manchester team said: “McCormick played a leading role by using encrypted communications within an organised network of criminals and I hope that the sentencing yesterday will reassure the public that we are committed to making our communities a safer place by disrupting this type of serious criminality.

We understand the scourge that drug dealing, and the supply of class A drugs brings to our communities, and we are committed in our mission to keep drugs from the streets of Greater Manchester.

“Our team worked meticulously with other agencies to piece together a timeline of McCormick’s actions to bring about charges and then a conviction for his crimes, the severity of his offences should not be underestimated. The supply of drugs in our area fuels further criminality and violence across Manchester and we are committed to disrupting their networks.

"Another important aspect in these investigations is the intelligence that is passed to us by members of the public which often plays a crucial part in our investigations.”


Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.

Ultra Encrypted Text Messaging with No Cellular or Internet Connection. No Servers.

Encryption Keys generated offline by the user , never exchanged with third parties and erased permanently after each session.

More Secure than a Face To Face Meeting.

More details?

Consult with our

Cyber Defense Experts at :


Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.


Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.

Full technical details:

ENCRYGMA Mobile Encryption Machine Specs
Download PDF • 1.76MB

Cyber War Grade, Mathematically UnCrackable, Quantum Safe, Air Gapped (Offline) Encryption Machines More details ? Click here: .

“ If you need to communicate top classified information or you need to store secret data and be absolutely sure that no state-sponsored hackers, no foreign Governments , no intelligence agencies will be ever able to decipher the files, you need an Above Military Level Offline SuperEncryption System” 


Rule number 1 ☝🏼:

EncroChat evidences has been collected from the storage on the devices seized . A real military grade encryption device can’t be ever accessed by any digital forensic tools such as Cellebrite.

Rule number 2 :

Never 👎 use encryption services that are server based . Servers can be hacked easily and all data passing through them can be intercept. Servers also store the messages so that also this cloud based storage can be accessed and used as evidence.

Rule number 3:

Never , ⛔️ ever trust their party encryption services. The moment you trust a third party for generating your encryption keys, manage and store them for you , it’s game over . It’s like giving the keys of your bank vault to a total stranger .

Rule number 4 :

Stop 🛑 trusting cheap online encrypted phone suppliers! ⚠️ The garbage online are fake encrypted phones based on a $ 50 USD cheap Android cellphone bought in China and installed with a very low level security end to end encrypted messaging app.

Work like a pro, like intelligence agencies do ! Stop being scammed by online marketers selling you security illusions .

Need absolute privacy? Consult with our cyber defense advisors at info@DigitalBank.Capital or visit

Cyber War Ultra Encrypted Communications.

This is an encrypted text message, that has been encrypted with an OTP cipher (quantum safe encryption- mathematically unbreakable) , on a DBV “ Air Gapped “ Offline SuperEncryption Machine. The Encrypted message is then exported from the offline device by visual means( no connections , not even physical) by scanning the QR code with an online device for then sending it safely online.

The QR code at is arrival, is scanned by the second DBV offline encryption machine , directly from the receiving online device. Afterwards , it’s deciphered safely offline. This form of super encrypted offline communications is safer than a face to face meeting .

More details? Consult with our cyber defense advisors at or visit

21 views0 comments


bottom of page