Alleged Distributor of NotPetya Ransomware Arrested in Ukraine

Alleged Distributor of NotPetya Ransomware Arrested in Ukraine. Local police officials have arrested a 51-year old man on suspicion of spreading the ransomware known as NotPetya. Although the arrest took place nearly a week ago, the news has only now been made official. NotPetya has mainly targeted consumers and businesses in Ukraine and caused a lot of damage in the process. It is unclear which platforms were used, but the widespread damage NotPetya has caused speaks for itself. We now know NotPetya to be one of three ransomware strains successfully distributed through M.E.Doc download servers. It appears this 51-year old man created videos involving NotPetya ransomware which were distributed to various local businesses. What is rather interesting is how the NotPetya ransomware outbreak eventually did indeed result in a tax reporting delay for Ukrainian businesses. Companies struggled to recover key files related to tax reporting, which more than warranted the delay initially. However, Ukrainian police are concerned about a growing list of companies that have used NotPetya as an excuse to delay tax filings, despite not having been affected by the malware.
TheMerkle NotPetya Distributor Arrested

The NotPetya ransomware attack has caused damages on a global scale. No country was more affected than Ukraine, which is home to many ransomware types discovered throughout 2017. Local police officials have arrested a 51-year old man on suspicion of spreading the ransomware known as NotPetya. Although the arrest took place nearly a week ago, the news has only now been made official. It will be interesting to see what kind of evidence the police have against this man.

Sergey Neverov Arrested in Ukraine

NotPetya has become one of the more famous ransomewares of 2017. There have been many different ransomware outbreaks over the past few months, some of which have proven to be more destructive than ever before. NotPetya has mainly targeted consumers and businesses in Ukraine and caused a lot of damage in the process. It now appears this malware was distributed in an effort to evade taxes.

The arrest of a 51-year-old man residing in Nikopol has caused another wave of speculation regarding the NotPetya ransomware. According to police officials, this person successfully distributed a Petya ransomware variant known as NotPetya. This version of the malware was uploaded to a file-sharing server and a download link was distributed through social media channels. It is unclear which platforms were used, but the widespread…

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