Global Law Enforcement Action Disrupts NetWalker Ransomware Operation

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a dark web website used by the NetWalker ransomware gang has been seized as part of a global action to disrupt operations and bring the individuals responsible for the file-encrypting extortion attacks to justice.

The action was taken in coordination with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, with substantial assistance provided by the Bulgarian National Investigation Service and General Directorate Combatting Organized Crime. The announcement comes just a few hours after Europol an international effort that resulted in the takedown of the Emotet Botnet.

The NetWalker ransomware gang is...

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