International Operation Hits Major DoppelPaymer Ransomware Gang Figures
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German and Ukrainian police, working with law enforcement partners including Europol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced they took action last month against the notorious group, DoppelPaymer, blamed for numerous large-scale attacks since 2019.
German police said they raided the house of a German national believed to have played a “major role” in the group. At the same time, Ukrainian police officers interrogated a Ukrainian citizen who is also thought to be a core member of the Russia-linked ransomware operation. The authorities are analyzing the equipment seized during the raids to determine the suspects’ exact role and links to other accomplices.
Europol said that the gang was behind at least 37 cyberattacks in Germany, adding that victims in the United States paid out at least €40 million (about $42.5M) to the gang between May 2019 and March 2021. One of the most…