Government sanctions seven Russian hackers

Makes paying ransomware illegal

Tom Allen
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Companies and individuals are now banned from paying ransoms or transferring funds to the sanctioned criminals
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Companies and individuals are now banned from paying ransoms or transferring funds to the sanctioned criminals

The UK and US governments have sanctioned seven Russian criminals associated with ransomware attacks around the world.

The seven individuals are thought to have links to ransomware gangs like Conti, and to have had a hand in developing strains like Conti, Diavol and Ryuk. Conti and Ryuk together have affected 14...

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