FSB arrests REvil ransomware gang members

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said today that it has raided and shut down the operations of the REvil ransomware gang.

Raids were conducted today at 25 residents owned by 14 members suspected to be part of the REvil team across Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, and the Lipetsk regions.

Authorities said they seized more than 426 million rubles, $600,000, and €500,000 in cash, along with cryptocurrency wallets, computers, and 20 expensive cars.

“The detained members of the [organized criminal structure] were charged with committing crimes under Part 2 of Art. 187 ‘Illegal circulation of means of payment’ of the Criminal Code of Russia,” the FSB said in a press release today.

Read more at The Record.

Update:  Later reports named  two of the defendants: Roman Muromsky and Andrey Bessonov, Both were ordered held for two months during further investigation.  Two other men were later arrested and also detained:  Mikhail Golovachuk  and  Ruslan Khansvyarov


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