European police move in on DoppelPaymer

Gang known for causing first death linked to ransomware

Tom Allen
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European police move in on DoppelPaymer

Police in Germany and Ukraine have arrested alleged members of the DoppelMaymer gang, which was implicated in a cyberattack on a hospital that left a patient dead.

As well as raiding the homes of suspected gang members and seizing equipment, authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of three other leading figures in the group. DoppelPaymer, also know...

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