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Russian national indicted for ransomware attacks against the US

May 18, 2023


Russian national, Mikhail Pavlovich Matveev, has been charged and indicted for launching ransomware attacks against thousands of victims in the country and across the world, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said in a press release.

The Department of State has also announced an award of up to $10 million for information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of the Russian national.

“According to the indictment obtained in the District of New Jersey, from at least as early as 2020, Mikhail Pavlovich Matveev, aka Wazawaka, aka m1x, aka Boriselcin, aka Uhodiransomwar, allegedly participated in conspiracies to deploy three ransomware variants,” DOJ said in a statement

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