Europol detains suspects behind LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Dharma ransomware attacks



The suspects were detained on Tuesday, October 26, in Ukraine and Switzerland.

“Most of these suspects are considered high-value targets because they are being investigated in multiple high-profile cases in different jurisdictions,” Europol said in a press release today.

“Some of these criminals were dealing with the penetration effort, using multiple mechanisms to compromise IT networks, including brute force attacks, SQL injections, stolen credentials and phishing emails with malicious attachments,” the agency said.

Once inside a network, Europol said the group would spend months probing for weaknesses in order to move laterally across the network and expand their access.

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