November 30, 2021

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Ukrainian Arrested and Charged with Ransomware Attack on Kaseya

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The Justice Department announced actions taken against two foreign nationals charged with deploying Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware to attack businesses and government entities in the United States.

An indictment charges Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, a Ukrainian national, with conducting ransomware attacks against multiple victims, including the July 2021 attack against Kaseya, a multi-national information technology software company.

The department also announced the seizure of $6.1 million in funds traceable to alleged ransom payments received by Yevgeniy Polyanin, 28, a Russian national, who is also charged with conducting Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware attacks against multiple victims, including businesses and government entities in Texas on or about Aug. 16, 2019.

Related: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/ukrainian-arrested-and-charged-ransomware-attack-kaseya
Source: The Justice Department

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