Last month, a Ukrainian citizen, Yaroslav Vasinsky, was detained in Poland on suspicion of hacker attacks. The prosecution claims that he is a member of the REvil group of “Russian hackers” and was one of those who hacked into the Kaseya company in July this year, which affected thousands of companies in dozens of countries around the world.
Negotiations are underway to extradite Yaroslav to the United States. The American court is already preparing to try the hacker – he faces a prison sentence of 115 years.
Cybercrime poses a serious threat to our country: our personal security, our economy, and our national security. The United States, along with our allies, will do everything in our power to identify those responsible for the ransomware attacks, bring them to justice, and recover the funds they stole from their victims.
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland
At the same time, the United States brought charges against the Russian Yevgeny Polyanin, who is allegedly also a member of REvil. They want to put him in jail for 145 years, but it is impossible to detain the hacker on the territory of Russia. But the US Department of Justice somehow managed to confiscate $ 6.1 million from Polyanin’s accounts.