Russia ”neutralizes” REvil ransomware gang, arrests 14

According to Russia’s top agency FSB (Federal Security Service), the arrests against the Revil ransomware gang were made at the request of the government of the United States.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested and charged 14 suspects for their connection with the infamous Revil ransomware gang (aka Sodinokibi). The arrests were made at the request of the United States, the agency said on Friday, January 14th.

This marks the apparent end of the REvil ransomware gang involved in some of the largest ever ransomware attacks against the critical infrastructure in the United States including the attack on Kaseya Limited, a leading provider of IT and security management solutions.

The news came just a day after Ukrainian authorities arrested 5 suspects for carrying out ransomware attacks against international businesses costing millions of dollars in damages.

Raids, property seizure, and arrests

According to local Russian media, FSB, the principal security agency of the country raided 25 different locations in several Russian cities including the Capital Moscow, St. Petersburg, Lipetsk, and Leningrad.

Furthermore, authorities seized assets worth more than 426 million rubles (£4 million – $5.5 million – €4.8 million euros) in cash and cryptocurrency. More over, 20 luxury vehicles

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