A joint task force including law enforcement agencies from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA, along with Europol and Eurojust, arrested 12 members of criminal organizations involved with ransomware. The arrests occurred in Ukraine and Switzerland. These individuals are alleged to have been involved in every step of the associated kill chain including exploitation, lateral movement, persistence, and deployment of ransomware, as well as money laundering through cryptocurrencies and other criminal activities. These individuals are collectively alleged to be tied to LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Dharma ransomware, with over 1800 ransom operations conducted world-wide.
By Anthony Zampino Introduction Leading up to the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine in