US wanted alleged Russian hacker may be in Barnaul



Russian Yevgeny Polyanin, who is wanted in the United States on suspicion of cybercrimes, is presumably located in Barnaul, follows from a message on the website of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"It is assumed that Polyanin is located in Russia, possibly in Barnaul, and is one of the many partners of the Sodinokibi and REvil ransomware programs," the targeting at Polyanin says.

As follows from other material posted on the FBI website, 22-year-old Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinsky and 28-year-old Russian Yevgeny Polyanin were charged with using the ransomware Sodinokibi and REvil to attack businesses and government institutions in the United States, including to attack in July 2021 at Kaseya.

According to the indictment, Vasinsky and Polyanin gained access to the internal computer networks of several victim companies and used the ransomware Sodinokibi and REvil to encrypt data on the computers of the victim companies. As a result of cybercrimes, the REvil organization received more than $ 200 million in cryptocurrency .

US wanted alleged Russian hacker may be in Barnaul
US wanted alleged Russian hacker may be in Barnaul

“These two individuals are part of a cybercriminal group that was involved in ransomware and received over $ 200 million in bitcoin and Monero ransoms,” the document says.

On October 8, Polish authorities took Vasinsky into custody in Poland, where he is still pending for his extradition to the United States, according to the FBI's Twitter page .

Earlier on November 8, it was reported that unknown hackers had broken into the systems of nine organizations involved in defense, energy, healthcare, technology and education.

On November 4, the US Department of State announced a $ 10 million reward for information on the whereabouts of the leaders of the DarkSide hacker group.

On July 2, Bloomberg reported about a cyberattack on the international IT company Kaseya with the use of a ransomware virus, in which Russian hackers were allegedly involved.

Kaseya produces software for companies that provide remote Internet services. According to the agency, the cyberattack affected at least six such companies, whose clients include about 200 smaller firms.

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