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FBI name known affiliate of REvil ransomware gang in court documents that revealed they had seized $2.3 million in Bitcoins

On Tuesday 30th of November 2021, the FBI revealed they had seized $2.3 million in Bitcoins on August 3rd, 2021, from a well-known REvil and GandCrab ransomware affiliate Aleksandr Sikerin, in a “complaint for forfeiture” court documents that were filed. The FBI didn’t disclose how they had gained access to the Exodus wallet where the 39.89138522 Bitcoins were originally being stored.

“The United States of America files this verified complaint in rem against 39.89138522 Bitcoin Seized From Exodus Wallet (“the Defendant Property”) that is now located and in the custody and management of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) Dallas Division, One Justice Way, Dallas Texas,” – United States’ Complaint for Forfeiture.

The complaint court document also details that the potential claimant to the wallet being a known affiliate “Aleksandr Sikerin, a/k/a Alexander Sikerin, a/k/a Oleksandr Sikerin” as the wallet was leaked to the email address of ‘engfog1337@gmail.com.’ which has tied to a well-known GandCrab and REvil/Sodinokibi affiliate known as ‘Lalartu’ in past research.

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