Ransomware Gang Arrested In Ukraine With Europol’s Support

On 28 September, a coordinated strike between the French National Gendarmerie (Gendarmerie Nationale), the Ukrainian National Police (Національна поліція України) and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the coordination of Europol and INTERPOL, has led to the arrest in Ukraine of two prolific ransomware operators known for their extortionate ransom demands (between €5 to €70 million).

Results of the action day

  • 2 arrests and 7 property searches
  • Seizure of US$ 375 000 in cash
  • Seizure of two luxury vehicles worth €217 000
  • Asset freezing of $1.3 million in cryptocurrencies

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Source: Europol