Authorities dealt another blow to cybercriminals. French and Ukrainian investigators were able to locate members of the Egregor ransomware team and arrest them in Ukraine - according to an Inter France publication.
Egregor-Ransomware has been responsible for many infections of companies and government services since September 2020.
The gang was responsible for attacks on about 200 victims (Barnes & Noble, Ubisoft and Crytek) in the United States. According to Sophos, this team was at the beginning of her career. The security company found similarities in the code of Maze and Egregor, and that the Egregor gang used different tactics, processes (TTP) for the attacks.
The Egregor team has been responsible for several spectacular ransomware attacks since its inception in September 2020.
On November 14, Cencosud of South America announced that it had fallen victim to a very aggressive ransomware (Egregor).
Then, November 20-21, was the turn of SIPA-Ouest France and one of its subsidiaries, whose rotary presses and printers stopped working due to ransomware infection.
Inter France reported that the authorities managed to arrest the criminals on February 12, 2020.
The J3 government prosecutor's office of the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris launched an investigation in the autumn of 2020 after several complaints were lodged with Europol in the Netherlands. French researchers and their European counterparts have been able to detect ransomware from Bitcoin payments. The suspects were located in Ukraine.
Η publication reports that several hackers responsible for the attacks on the regional newspaper Ouest France, Ubisoft and Gefco were arrested in Ukraine earlier last week.