Euro ransomware probe: Five Romanians cuffed

Alleged extortionists wielded CTB-Locker aka Critroni and Cerber file-scrambling nasties

By Richard Priday

Five people suspected of infecting Windows PCs with ransomware – and extorting money from more than 170 victims in Europe and the US – have been arrested.

In the past week, an international crimefighting task force led by Europol collared the quintet in Romania – and searched six homes, seizing a load of computer parts and cryptocurrency mining equipment as part of a criminal investigation dubbed Pperation Bakovia.

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