Security News Russia Announces Arrest of Medibank Hacker Tied to REvil


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Aug 17, 2017
Not for the first time, Russian authorities have busted Russian nationals accused of using malicious code against domestic targets. At least one of the suspects has also been tied by the U.S. and other countries to the massive 2022 hack attack against one of Australia's largest private health insurers, Medibank, although that doesn't appear to have been a factor in Russia's arrests.

Russian police arrested three men, including Aleksandr Nenadkevichite Ermakov, last month on charges of violating the Article 273 of the country's criminal code, which prohibits creating, using or disseminating harmful computer code, said Russian cybersecurity firm FACCT.

The firm, according to a machine translation, said "the attackers worked under the guise of a legal IT company offering services for the development of landing pages, mobile applications and online stores," called Shtazi-IT.

It looks like China took the blame for some of this.

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