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Extortionist detained in Rostov after transferring 600 thousand rubles in bitcoin

  • Employees of the “K” Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia detained a bitcoin ransomware after paying 0.8 BTC

  • A large Russian company is under attack

  • Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region announced his intention to fight corruption with the new crypto-law

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How law enforcement agencies were able to identify the cyber attacker remains unknown

Operatives of the Department “K” of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, together with colleagues from the Rostov and Tomsk regions, detained a suspect in illegal access to computer information and extortion.

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This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

According to the press center of the ministry, a resident of Rostov at the beginning of 2020 was able to encrypt information in a cryptographic way on computers in the local network of one of the large Russian companies.

“Evidentiary value”

To decode the information, the attacker extorted a monetary reward in the amount of 0.8 bitcoin (more than half a million rubles at the current exchange rate).

The extortionist was detained in Rostov ...

After the transfer of the ransom, the police reportedly searched the suspect’s residence.

According to the results of the search, the suspect, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was found to have a technique “of evidentiary value for a criminal case.”.

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On the basis of crimes, criminal cases have been initiated under Part 2 of Article 163 and Part 2 of Article 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

The suspect faces a fine of up to 300,000 rubles, or restriction of freedom for up to four years.

Bad reputation

Earlier, the editorial staff of BeInCrypto reported that a wave of false ministry of strategically important objects broke out in Russia.

Attackers anonymously report planted explosive devices with a demand for payment in bitcoin.

Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region – Head of the Main Directorate of Regional Security of the Moscow Region Roman Karatayev also said earlier that the adoption of the law “On digital financial assets” will contribute to the fight against corruption in the country, including the illegal circulation of digital financial assets.

At the time of this writing, the price of bitcoin is BTC / USDT $ 11,498.

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