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It has been announced that Yaroslav Vasinskyi, an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate has been extradited to the United States last week to stand trial for the Kaseya cyberattack. He was originally arrested on October 8th of 2021 when he was attempting to enter Poland from his native country of Ukraine.

Shortly after his arrest, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that he was responsible for the ransomware attack against Kaseya where he caused “the deployment of malicious Sodinokibi/REvil code throughout a Kaseya product that caused the Kaseya production functionality to deploy REvil ransomware to “endpoints” on Kaseya customer networks.”

The indictment which has been brought against Vasinskyi lists three charges which are “Conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with computers”, “Intentional damage to protected computers” and “Conspiracy to commit money laundering”. If he is convicted on all counts then he will be sentenced to a total of 115 years in prison as well forfeiting all property and financial assets. This case against Vasinskyi is seen to be a success for the U.S. justice system as the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine currently.

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