A ransomware gang has actually been detained recently in Ukraine, the gang has 2 members and both of them were jailed.
The threat actors were detained on September 28, in Kyiv, Ukraines capital. And after that, the officials examined them and familiarized that amongst 2 members, one of them was a 25-year-old considered to be a substantial member of a large ransomware operation.
This was a joint worldwide law enforcement operation that was carried out by a number of law enforcement companies with the coordination of Europol.
Outcomes of the action day
On conclusion of the investigation, the law officials have summoned the results of the action day, and here are the outputs pointed out below:-.
2 arrests and 7 property hunts.
The capture of US$ 375 000 in money.
Seizure of two indulgence lorries worth EUR217 000.
Property freezing of $1.3 million in cryptocurrencies.
These danger actors were being thought of committing a string of targeted attacks on April 2020, versus huge industrial groups in Europe and North America.
Law enforcement agencies involved.
INTERPOL: Cyber Fusion Centre.
Read: Ransomware Attack Response and Mitigation Checklist.
As we stated above that this arrest was a joint operation, by many police body, so, thats why we have mentioned the police those who took part in this joint police operation:-.
Apart from this, it was being also kept in mind that the 2 suspects are members of the REvil ransomware gang. Nevertheless, the whole operation was being carried out in the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats, and not only this however Europol has completely supported the examination and attempted to bring together all the affected countries to establish a joint technique.
United States: Atlanta Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Ukraine: Cyber Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine.
Europol: European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
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France: National Cybercrime Centre of the National Gendarmerie (C3N).