REvil Gang Members Arrested and Charged, $6 Million Recovered in Sweeping U.S. Actions to Knock Back Ransomware Attackers
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In a robust series of sweeping multi-national moves against ransomware operators, the U.S. Justice Department announced arrests and charges against hackers allegedly affiliated with the Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware gangs and the recovery of over $6 million in funds traced back to the group.
An unsealed indictment charged Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, a Ukrainian national, with conducting ransomware attacks against multiple victims, including the July 2021 attack against business software company Kaseya. The seized funds are traceable to alleged ransom payments received by Yevgeniy Polyanin, 28, a Russian national, who federal prosecutors have also charged with conducting Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware attacks.
Vasinskyi was taken into custody on October 8 in Poland, where he remains held by authorities pending proceedi…
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