In February 2021, Alla Witte was arrested in Miami for her involvement in creating and deploying Trickbot malware. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) charged the Latvian national for her association with the criminal organization Trickbot Group, which deployed the computer banking trojan that has come to be used as a vector to deliver other malware, including large-scale ransomware operations using Ryuk ransomware. Trickbot malware also provides cyber criminals with a means of delivering malware onto compromised machines to steal personal and financial information, including login credentials, credit card numbers, emails, passwords, dates of birth, social security numbers, and addresses. In total, Witte has been charged in 19 counts of a 47-count indictment. If convicted, she could face up to 87 years in prison.
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