Arrest in Romania of a ransomware affiliate scavenging for sensitive data

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has supported the Romanian National Police (Poliția Română) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in arresting a ransomware affiliate targeting high-profile organisations and companies for their sensitive data.

The suspect – a 41-year-old Romanian national – was arrested today at his home in Craiova, Romania, in the early hours of the morning.

Ransomware with blackmail
The criminal is suspected of having compromised the network of a large Romanian IT company delivering services to clients in the retail, energy and utilities sectors.

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Source: Europol