In Bucharest, five gang members suspected of creating CTB-Locker and Cerber ransomware and organizing the largest computer attacks in the United States and Europe were arrested. For the unlocking of operating systems, hackers extorted crypto currency from their victims. This is reported by the Forbes.
As the publication notes, CTB-Locker was one of the first ransomware controlled through Tor's anonymous network, which allowed attackers to sweep up traces. According to the developer of the anti-virus software McAfee, in 2016 this ransomware became the most popular.
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In addition, two arrested members of the gang were implicated in the spread of the Cerber virus, the main victims of which were Americans. This year Google called Cerber the most profitable virus for its owners, because by July 2017 they earned $ 6.9 million with it.
During the searches, police seized equipment for mining, laptops and hundreds of SIM-cards. The identity of the detainees has not yet been disclosed.