One of detainees in Russia, a hacker from the group “REvil” was involved in an attack on the American pipeline company Colonial Pipeline last spring. This was announced in the White House. They called the actions of Russian law enforcement agencies “very important steps.”
“We welcome reports that the Kremlin is taking steps to combat malign activity,” a US administration official said. RIA News).
Recall that on January 14, a special operation was carried out in several regions of Russia at once, during which malefactors who used viruses for hacker attacks on large companies around the world were detained.
Members of the “REvil” group also stole money from the bank accounts of foreign citizens. The stolen funds were either cashed out or used to buy expensive goods on the Internet.
FSB officers managed to establish the full composition of the criminal community. As a result of searches in 25 apartments, 426 million rubles, 600 thousand US dollars, 500 thousand euros were seized. The attackers bought 20 premium cars.