Ukrainian REvil Hacker Sentenced to 13 Years and Ordered to Pay $16 Million | Cybersecurity

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May 02, 2024. Newsroom Ransomware / Cyber Crime.

A Ukrainian national has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison and ordered to pay $16 million in restitution for carrying out thousands of ransomware attacks and extorting victims.

Yaroslav Vasinskyi (aka Rabotnik), 24, along with his co-conspirators part of the REvil ransomware group orchestrated more than 2,500 ransomware attacks and demanded ransom payments in cryptocurrency totaling more than $700 million.

“The co-conspirators demanded ransom payments in cryptocurrency and used cryptocurrency exchangers and mixing services to hide their ill-gotten gains,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

“To drive their ransom demands higher, Sodinokibi/REvil co-conspirators also publicly exposed their victims’ data when victims would not pay ransom demands.”

Vasinskyi was extradited to the U.S. in March 2022 following his arrest in Poland in October 2021. REvil, prior to formally going offline in late 2021, was responsible for a series of high-profile attacks on JBS and Kaseya.

He previously pleaded guilty in the Northern District of Texas to an 11-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit fraud and…


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