Ukrainian man charged in major ransomware spree extradited to US

A Ukrainian man charged last year with conducting one of the worst ransomware attacks against American targets has been extradited to the United States and made a court appearance on Wednesday, the US Justice Department said.

"According to an August 2021 indictment, Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, accessed the internal computer networks of several victim companies and deployed Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware to encrypt the data on the computers of victim companies," the Justice Department said in a statement.

Vasinskyi was allegedly responsible for the July 2021 ransomware attack against Florida software provider Kasey, the department said.

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