NetWalker affiliate Vachon-Desjardins agrees to plead guilty in Florida court

Joe Tidy reports:

An ex-Canadian government IT worker has admitted to being a high-level hacker with a Russian cyber-crime group.

Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, from Quebec, Canada, has agreed to plead guilty in a Florida court.

The 34-year-old was affiliated to the NetWalker ransomware crew, which has attacked companies, municipalities, hospitals, schools and universities.

When he was arrested, police discovered he was in possession of $27m (£22.2m) in Bitcoin.

Read more at BBC.

Vachon-Desjardins was extradited to the U.S. in March after being sentenced in Canada to 7 years in prison there.

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