NOT A GOOD DAY TO BE IN RANSOMWARE, PART TWO
Romanian authorities have arrested two individuals they say are linked to the use of REvil ransomware as part of a prolific hacking group tied to attacks on several major American companies in recent months.
Europol on Monday announced the arrests, which took place Thursday, saying that the two individuals arrested are alleged to be behind more than 5,000 cyberattacks and are accused of having gained more than half a million Euros in ransomware payments made by victims.
The arrests were the latest in a string of operations pursued by a coalition of international partners against REvil, with Europol saying Monday that five other cyber criminals with links to the group have been arrested since February.
In total, all seven suspects have been connected to ransomware attacks that have impacted around 7,000 victims.