Russia Stops REvil
Russia says it has ended the criminal activities of the REvil ransomware gang and placed its members under arrest.
In an action coordinated by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in cooperation with the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Lipetsk, searches were executed at residential addresses associated with 14 gang members.
During the operation, Russian authorities seized computer equipment, money, and vehicles purchased with the proceeds of crime.
A statement issued today by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) stated that “funds were seized at 25 addresses at the places of residence of 14 members of the organized criminal community: over 426 million rubles, including in cryptocurrency, 600 thousand US dollars, 500 thousand euros, as well as computer equipment, crypto wallets used to commit crimes, 20 premium cars purchased with money obtained from crime.”
The FSB said members of the ransomware gang had been detained and charged with the illegal circulation of means of payment.
“As a result of the joint actions of the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the organized criminal community ceased to exist, the information infrastructure used for