DOJ Indicts WannaCry Creators, as Global Feds Impact Egregor Efforts

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

In two separate actions this week, federal efforts have stymied global cybercriminal activities. The Department of Justice indicted the creators of WannaCry, while transnational government cyber specialists stopped some criminal activities tied to the Egregor ransomware variant.

The moves join earlier takedowns of NetWalker and Emotet hacking groups.

First disclosed on February 12, the Security Service of Ukraine today shed light on the global efforts to thwart the distribution of Egregor. Known as SBU, the law enforcement authority is the main Ukrainian security agency.

The ransomware variant first...

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