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Canadian hacker sentenced in NetWalker ransomware attacks


Canadian hacker sentenced in NetWalker ransomware attacks

October 6, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

TAMPA – A Canadian man from Quebec involved in the NetWalker ransomware attacks was charged for his crimes in a federal court in Florida this week. Thirty-five-year-old Sebastian Vachon-Desjardins was implicated in the attacks perpetrated by the Russian cyber gang early last year. The NetWalker attacks targeted dozens of victims across the globe and by August in 2020 had raked in at least $25 million from ransoms. Vachon-Desjardins was captured in January 2021 during an operation where police...

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