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One step closer to the end of NetWalker

01/27/2021

The US Department of Justice, in cooperation with authorities in Bulgaria, has announced a coordinated international law enforcement action aimed at stopping the NetWalker ransomware, bringing criminal charges against its actors and recovering ransom payments from its extorted victims.

So far, Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a Canadian national, has been charged with allegedly earning at least $27.6 million for his NetWalker cyberattacks. Around $500,000 in cryptocurrency from ransomware has also been seized and a hidden Dark Web resource used as a means of communicating with victims has been disabled.

The law enforcement operation continues with the aim of completely shutting down this ransomware.