Ukrainian man, 51, cuffed on suspicion of distributing NotPetya

Sergey Neverov accused of posting Petya-A tutorial + ransomware links

By John Leyden

A middle-aged Ukrainian has been arrested of suspicion of acting as an agent in distributing the infamous NotPetya ransomware.

Sergey Neverov, 51, a video blogger and computer enthusiast from Nikopol, was cuffed by Ukrainian police on August 7 (official statement in Ukrainian here). Neverov is accused of posting a video explaining how to infect a computer with Petya-A as well as sharing a download link for the malware through a social media account.

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