Ukrainian Cyber Police have arrested two operators of an unnamed ransomware. It is reported that the operation was carried out jointly by the Ukrainian and French police, the FBI, Europol and Interpol. The suspects are believed to have been involved in attacks on 100 North American and European companies, “earning” in this way over $ 150 million.
A press release from the Ukrainian cyber police states that the authorities have arrested a 25-year-old resident of Kiev. Searches were carried out at the place of residence of the suspect and in the homes of his relatives, as a result of which computer equipment, mobile phones, vehicles, more than $ 360,000 in cash were seized, and about $1.3 million in cryptocurrency were blocked.
In turn, Europol reports the arrest of two hackers who have been active since April 2020. At the same time, it is emphasized that this group “is known for its extortionate demands for a ransom from 5 to 70 million euros.”
Due to the mention of such large ransom amounts, some information security experts suggested that two suspects may be associated with the ransomware group REvil.
Let me remind you that the Cyber Police of Ukraine arrested persons linked with the Clop ransomware.