DOJ: Ukrainian ransomware suspect extradited from Poland to face charges in Texas

A Ukrainian national accused of a major ransomware attack will face charges in Texas after his extradition from Poland, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, is charged with unleashing ransomware known as Sodinokibi/REvil against companies including Kaseya, a multi-national information software company, and demanding $70 million in ransom, according to his August 2021 indictment.

REvil had been linked to ransomware that targeted the world’s largest meat producer, Brazil-based JBS SA, and an attack that snarled businesses worldwide last year.

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Source: MSN News