REvil ransomware affiliates arrested in Romania and Kuwait

Romanian law enforcement authorities have arrested two suspects believed to be Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware affiliates on November 4, both of them allegedly responsible for infecting thousands of victims.

DIICOT (the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism) and judicial police officers carried out four home searches in Constanța, seizing mobile devices (laptops, mobile phones) and storage media.

The Bucharest Tribunal also ordered the pre-trial detention for the two REvil affiliates for 30 days.

On the same day, Kuwaiti authorities also arrested a GandGrab ransomware affiliate, the three of them being suspected of roughly 7,000 attacks and of asking more than €200 million in ransoms.

In total, together with the ones apprehended on November 4, authorities arrested seven suspects linked to REvil and GandGrab since February 2021.

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