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…