Russian National Charged With Ransomware Attacks

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Mikhail Pavlovich Matveev, via FBI.gov screenshot
  • The Justice Department has unsealed two indictments charging a Russian national, Mikhail Pavlovich Matveev, with using three ransomware variants to attack numerous victims in the U.S., including law enforcement agencies and healthcare organizations.
  • The indictment reveals specific attacks against a law enforcement agency in New Jersey, a nonprofit healthcare organization in New Jersey, and against the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Matveev is charged with conspiring to transmit ransom demands, conspiring to damage protected computers, and intentionally damaging protected computers, which carry a potential prison sentence of over 20 years if convicted. Read More

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