Ex-government IT worker collaborated with Russian cybergang

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Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins faces up to 10 years in fail, as well as the loss of millions in Canadian dollars and Bitcoin
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Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins faces up to 10 years in fail, as well as the loss of millions in Canadian dollars and Bitcoin

Vachon-Desjardins was arrested in Canada in January 2021 and extradited to the US in March this year

A former IT worker for the Canadian Government has pleaded guilty to charges related to his association with Russian cybercrime gang NetWalker. NetWalker began operations in 2019 and offers mali...

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