US Authorities Offer $10 million for Information on Russian Hacker Boriselcin

The US Department of Justice has filed charges against Russian citizen Mikhail Matveev (known as Wazawaka, Uhodiransomwar, m1x, and Boriselcin) and has offered $10 million for information about the Russian hacker.

US authorities believe he is involved in Hive, LockBit and Babuk ransomware operations targeting victims in the US.

Let me remind you that we also wrote that Canadian Arrests Russian Man Involved in LockBit Ransomware Attacks, and also that Due of the sanctions, Russian hackers are looking for new ways to launder money.

It is reported that in total the ransoms that the extortionists demanded from their victims was about $ 400,000,000, and the total payments in the end amounted to about $ 200,000,000.

Matveev is charged with conspiracy to transfer ransom demands, conspiracy to damage protected computers, and willfully damage of protected computers. If he is brought to trial and found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Matveev is responsible for several variants of ransomware with which he is affiliated and is actively attacking US businesses and critical infrastructure. Attacks on critical infrastructure include attacks on two law enforcement agencies: the Prospect Park Police Department in New Jersey, and the District of Columbia Central Police Department.FBI representatives said at a press conference.

Let me remind you that the media wrote that Babuk Locker Ransomware Threatened to Disclose Police Informants.

Also, for carrying out cyber attacks on American organizations, including critical US infrastructure organizations, hospitals, schools and law enforcement agencies, Matveev was sanctioned by the Office of Foreign Assets Control under the US Treasury Department (OFAC).

Matveev clearly declared his illegal activities [last year, Wazawaka gave an interview to The Record]. He talked about his cybercrimes in other interviews with the media, disclosed the exploit code to other cybercriminals, and stated that local authorities would tolerate his illegal activities.OFAC representatives write.
As a result, the State Department announced a reward of up to $10,000,000, which the US authorities are willing to pay for any information that could lead to the arrest or conviction of Matveev.
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Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann has been writing on security and malware subjects for many years and has been working in the security industry for over 10 years. Daniel was educated at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and currently lives in New York.

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