The following is from a machine translation of an article by Luis F. Duran that appeared at El Mundo on October 18:
Last Thursday, French Justice released two Spanish hackers, aged 26 and 28, arrested last summer on charges of attacking 26 French companies from which they supposedly demanded million-dollar ransoms. After the investigation and the oral hearing, it was discovered that the investigation had no credibility.
The Prosecutor’s Office had requested imprisonment for the two arrested men, to whom the French Police attributed the largest number of attacks carried out so far on servers in France. It was in July 2023 when an attack on multiple logistics and transportation companies was reported with losses estimated at over three million euros. An operation that was not unique, but the tip of the iceberg of the modus operandi of an alleged criminal organization that used Babuk ransomware, a type of malware that is used to encrypt files and demand a ransom in cryptocurrencies.
Read more at El Mundo.