Major Ransomware Gang Busted

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Police in Ukraine announced it arrested members of the ransomware gang that called itself Cl0p, seizing computers and cash in a major international operation.

The Ukrainian police, in collaboration with Interpol and law enforcement agencies from South Korea and the United States, have arrested members of the infamous ransomware group known as Cl0p, according to a press release from Ukrainian police.

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On Wednesday, the Cyber-Police Department of the National Police of Ukraine announced the arrests, referring to six defendants, and said it conducted 21 searches in the homes of the alleged hackers and in their cars in and around Kiev. The cops said they confiscated 500 million Ukrainian hryvnia (roughly $180,000), computers, and cars.

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The police published a video of the busts, which shows local law enforcement agents, as well as Korean agents, entering the houses of the suspects, going through their belongings, and counting cash. The video also shows officers attempting to access devices using gear from Cellebrite, the Israeli digital forensics company.

www.vice.com/en/article/bvz7x3/police-bust-major-ransomware-gang-cl0p

 

 

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