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Russia says it has neutralized the cutthroat REvil ransomware gang

14 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Russian law enforcement authorities said on Friday that they have arrested 14 people associated with REvil, a top ransomware group that has disrupted critical operations of wealthy targets and held their data hostage.
The action, carried out by Russia's FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, is a rare example of the country's government cracking down on cybercrime by its citizens. The US and Russia have no extradition treaty in place, and critics have said the Kremlin routinely harbors cybercriminals as long as they don't target organizations located in the former Soviet Union. The...
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