Interpol Hunts for Remaining Clop Ransomware Members

Interpol Hunts for Remaining Clop Ransomware Members

INTERPOL is still on the hunt for two suspected members of the Clop ransomware gang after making multiple arrests in the summer following a 30-month operation, it has revealed.

In an update on Operation Cyclone, the law enforcement agency said that the two Red Notices had been circulated to all 194 member countries around the world following a request from Korean investigators.

The operation was launched after Clop attacks on Korean companies and US academic institutions, although six of the suspects were arrested in Ukraine in June. Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of Maryland and the University of California are thought to have been among the victims.

It was coordinated from Interpol’s Singapore Cyber Fusion Centre, with threat intelligence provided by private partners Trend Micro, CDI, Kaspersky, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Group-IB — as well as two little-known Korean players, S2W LAB and KFSI.

The operation enabled Ukrainian police to search over 20 houses, businesses and vehicles, and seize property, computers and $185,000 in cash, as well as the six suspects.

However, they’re not thought to be central characters in the Clop ransomware gang. According to INTERPOL, they helped to launder and

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