In Cryptocurrency Canadian Ransomware Suspect Extradited to US

Canada has given over a previous government representative to US authorities to deal with indictments of computerized blackmail by ransomware. Canadian specialists likewise seized $28 million in digital currencies.

Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins was brought from his home in Quebec, Canada, to show up in court Thursday in Tampa, Florida. The prosecution asserts Vachon-Desjardins, 34, took an interest as ransomware known as NetWalker to perpetrate different cybercrimes of blackmail in 2020, as per a US Department of Justice brief.

While Vachon-Desjardins’ casualties weren’t recognized in the short, the hacking aggregate under the NetWalker name was connected to a large number of dollars in deliver plans, including wresting $1.1 million from UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine and more from other scholarly organizations in 2020.

It’s not satisfactory how much cash Vachon-Desjardins purportedly blackmailed from casualties, yet Canadian officials executing a court order of his home in Quebec seized 719 Bitcoin, presently esteemed at roughly $28,151,582, and $790,000 in Canadian money, as per the Justice Department. The arraignment affirms that $27 million was recognizable to continues of his cybercrimes.

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