U.S., U.K., Australia Sanction Russian REvil Hacker Behind Medibank Breach

Alexander Ermakov, a Russian national also known by various aliases including blade_runner and GustaveDore, has been subjected to financial sanctions from the U.S., U.K., and Australian governments over his alleged role in a significant ransomware attack. The 2022 breach targeted Medibank, a leading health insurance provider, compromising their network and leading to the theft and subsequent release of personally identifiable customer information. As a key figure in the notorious REvil hacking collective, Ermakov’s sanction represents a concerted international response to the rising threat of cybercriminal activities.

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2024 14:25:00 +0530