Yaroslav Vasinskyi (22) is believed to be part of the REvil Ransomware gang that was behind multiple ransomware attacks against the United States including the Kaseya supply chain attack.
A Ukrainian national has been charged for ransomware attacks against American firms, including the devastating attacks on the Florida-based software vendor Kaseya in July 2021 for which the group had demanded a ransom of a whopping $70 million. The accused’s trial has now begun in the Northern District of Texas.
Trial for Kaseya Attacker Begins
The 22-year-old Yaroslav Vasinskyi from Ukraine is now facing trial in the USA. As per the US Department of Justice (DoJ), the accused accessed the internal computer networks of multiple companies and deployed REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) ransomware to encrypt data.
Vasinskyi’s name appeared in a court indictment in August 2021 for carrying out some of the most devastating ransomware attacks against US companies and was extradited to the USA. He was presented before the court on Wednesday.
In October 2021, the accused was arrested in Poland and transported to Dallas, Texas, in March. Authorities seized US$6 million from him at the time of arrest, which officials claim was collected from ransom payments.