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Biggest ransomware arrest yet


In July 2021 the IT firm Kaseya suffered one of the most infamous ransomware attacks yet. The hack cascaded down to hundreds of companies that used Kaseya, causing downtime and damage for businesses around the world. Until now, ransomware gangs have faced very few consequences – mostly due to their own governments not acting, and the relatively anonymous payment methods used for ransoms. However, in October 2021, US authorities managed to apprehend a high-profile hacker, a Ukrainian individual, who will be extradited from Poland. If successfully prosecuted, this would signal the US’s intent to fight ransomware gangs.