REvil Hacker Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Multi-Million Dollar Ransomware Crimes

May 4, 2024
REvil Hacker Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Multi-Million Dollar Ransomware Crimes
  • Yaroslav Vasinskyi, a REvil ransomware gang member, has been sentenced to over 13 years in prison in the US.

  • Vasinskyi was involved in more than 2,500 ransomware attacks, including the notable 2021 Kaseya incident.

  • He demanded in excess of $700 million in ransoms and engaged in money laundering through cryptocurrency platforms.

  • The US Department of Justice has successfully forfeited millions in ransom payments associated with these attacks.

  • Despite Russia's claims of a crackdown on REvil in January 2022, new REvil-linked malware continued to surface afterwards.

  • The US Department of Justice is pressing federal agencies to rectify a critical security flaw in GitLab to prevent such account takeovers.

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