DoppelPaymer ransomware suspects cuffed, alleged ringleaders escape

German and Ukrainian cops have arrested suspected members of the DoppelPaymer ransomware crew and issued warrants for three other “masterminds” behind the global operation that extorted tens of millions of dollars and may have led to the death of a hospital patient.

The criminal gang, also known as Indrik Spider, Double Spider and Grief, used double-extortion tactics. Before they encrypt the victims’ systems, the crooks steal sensitive data and then threaten to publish the information on their leak site if the organization doesn’t pay up.

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Source: The Register