Ukrainian Hacker Sentenced to 13 Years for $700M Ransomware Scheme

May 5, 2024
Ukrainian Hacker Sentenced to 13 Years for $700M Ransomware Scheme
  • Ukrainian national Yaroslav Vasinskyi, known as Rabotnik, has been sentenced to over 13 years in prison.

  • Vasinskyi was involved in a ransomware-as-a-service group and charged with multiple conspiracies and computer damage.

  • He conducted thousands of ransomware attacks using Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware variants.

  • The group demanded over $700 million in ransoms, threatening to release victims' data if not paid.

  • Vasinskyi is ordered to pay approximately $16 million in restitution for his role in over 2,500 ransomware attacks.

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