Europol thwarts major DoppelPaymer ransomware operation

Police forces in Germany and Ukraine arrested two people allegedly behind DoppelPaymer ransomware (opens in a new tab) variant. As part of the investigation, they also raided multiple locations in both countries and confiscated some electronic equipment.

This is according to a Europol press release. The international law enforcement body reported that the police forces of both countries, together with Europol, the FBI and the Dutch police, carried out a synchronized campaign and particularly commended the Ukrainian police forces that managed to search two sites in Kiev and Kharkiv, as well as interrogate a Ukrainian citizen, “despite the current extremely difficult security situation in Ukraine.

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