DOJ charges alleged Kaseya ransomware hacker tied to REvil group | Engadget

He has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with computers, several counts of damage to protected computers and conspiracy to commit money laundering. If convicted on all charges, Vasinskyi faces a maximum sentence of 115 years in prison.According to the indictment, Vasinskyi used a Kaseya product to distribute ransomware. Polyanin, who remains at large, has been accused of carrying out Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware attacks against several targets, including businesses and government departments in Texas, in August 2019. The Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Ukrainian national over a ransomware attack against IT company Kaseya in July. REvil, the ransomware group Vasinskyi is linked to, originally demanded $70 million in exchange for unlocking victims' systems. As many as 1,500 businesses and organizations around the world were affected. Polyanin faces similar charges to Vasinskyi.
The Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Ukrainian national over a ransomware attack against IT company Kaseya in July. Authorities in Poland arrested Yaroslav Vasinskyi last mont… [+1700 chars]