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Russian government arrests REvil ransomware gang members

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The Federal Safety Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation says that they shut down the REvil ransomware gang after U.S. authorities reported on the chief.

Greater than a dozen members of the gang have been arrested following police raids at 25 addresses, the Russian safety company says in a press launch immediately.

“The premise for the search actions was the attraction of the competent US authorities, who reported on the chief of the prison neighborhood and his involvement in encroachments on the data assets of overseas high-tech firms by introducing malicious software program, encrypting info and extorting cash for its decryption” – Russia’s Federal Safety Service

Russian authorities have detained 14 people suspected to be a part of the REvil ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation and confiscated cryptocurrency and fiat cash as follows:

  • greater than 426 million rubles (roughly $5,5 million)
  • 600 thousand US {dollars}
  • 500 thousand euros (roughly $570,000)

Russian authorities additionally confiscated 20 luxurious automobiles bought with cash obtained from cyberattacks, laptop tools and cryptocurrency wallets used to develop and preserve the RaaS operation.

Footage from the raids obtainable beneath exhibits how officers detained the suspects and confiscated cash and electronics:

The raids occurred at addresses in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, and Lipetsk areas.

The FSB says that it was in a position to establish all members of the REvil gang, documented their unlawful actions, and set up their participation in “unlawful circulation of technique of cost.”

Aside from creating the file-encrypting malware and deploying it on enterprise networks throughout the globe, REvil members have been additionally concerned in stealing cash from the financial institution accounts of overseas residents.

“Because of the joint actions of the FSB and the Ministry of Inner Affairs of Russia, the organized prison neighborhood ceased to exist, the data infrastructure used for prison functions was neutralized” Russia’s Federal Safety Service

 The FSB says that they knowledgeable the representatives of the competent U.S. authorities concerning the outcomes of the operation.

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