Ukrainian hacker REvil received 13 years in prison and a fine of 16 million dollars

3 May 2024 1 minute Author: Newsman

24-year-old Yaroslav Vasynskyi, together with accomplices from REvil, carried out more than 2,500 ransomware attacks, demanding ransoms in cryptocurrency for a total amount of more than 700 million dollars.

Their ransom demands grew when they publicly disclosed the details of their victims who refused to pay. Wasinsky was extradited to the United States in 2022 after his arrest in Poland. REvil was responsible for the attacks on JBS and Kaseya. The hacker pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud and money laundering, as well as damaging protected computers.

The US Department of Justice also received final forfeiture of millions of dollars in two civil forfeiture cases. Vasynskyi was also sanctioned by the US Treasury along with Russian hacker Yevgeny Polyanin.

The REvil group was known for large-scale cyber attacks and extortion of large sums of money in cryptocurrency. The US Department of Justice has taken active measures to counter ransomware, confiscating funds received and prosecuting those responsible. The case is part of a global effort to combat cybercrime. The sentencing of Ukrainian hacker Yaroslav Vasynskyi and other members of REvil underscores the determination of the United States in the fight against cybercrime, especially ransomware, which threatens personal and corporate security.

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