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.
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).
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