Two members ransomware the gangs were arrested in Kiev, Ukraine, and the arrests are the result of a joint international operation involving the Ukrainian National Police, the French Gendarmerie, the FBI, Europol and Interpol.
Two suspects, one of whom is a 25-year-old who is believed to have been a key member of the gang, were arrested last week, on September 28.
Ukrainian officials have refused to link the detainees to a specific ransomware gang.
Ukrainian officials are in statement The suspects were responsible for attacks on more than 100 companies in North America and Europe and damage of more than $ 150 million.
During a search of seven apartments, including those inhabited by members of the 25-year-old prime suspect’s family, officers seized computers used to access servers used to spread ransomware, two luxury cars worth 217,000 euros, $ 375,000 in cash and 1.3 million dollars in cryptocurrencies.
U statement for the public, Europol said that the suspects have been active since April 2020 and that their group is known for asking the victims to pay a ransom of 5 to as much as 70 million euros. If the victim paid a ransom, she would get a key from the group to decrypt the data, but if the ransom request was denied, criminals would threaten to post the data they stole from the victims before the files were encrypted on hacker forums.
Several security investigators have suggested that the two suspects arrested were members of a notorious group. REvil.
Source: Informacija.rs by www.informacija.rs.
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