Feds extradite ransomware suspects from 2 prolific gangs in a single week

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arrested last August as he crossed from his native country of Ukraine into Poland. This week, he was extradited to the US to face charges that carry a maximum penalty of 115 years in prison. Vasinskyi arrived in Dallas, Texas, on March 3 and was arraigned on Wednesday.

First up: Sodinokibi/REvil

In an indictment, prosecutors said that Vasinskyi is responsible for the July 2, 2021, attack that first struck remote-management-software seller Kaseya and then caused its infrastructure to infect 800 to 1,500 organizations that relied on the Kaseya software. Sodinokibi/REvil, the ransomware group Vasinskyi allegedly worked for or partnered with, demanded $70 million for a universal decryptor that would restore all victims’ data.

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