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Law enforcement teams score major win against DoppelPaymer ransomware gang

March 6, 2023

In a joint effort, the German Regional Police, Ukrainian National Police, Europol, Dutch Police, and FBI joined forces on February 28, 2023, to take down the masterminds behind a notorious criminal organization responsible for unleashing devastating cyberattacks using the DoppelPaymer ransomware.

This ransomware appeared in 2019, when cybercriminals started using it to launch attacks against organizations, critical infrastructure, and industries.

Based on the BitPaymer ransomware and part of the Dridex malware family, DoppelPaymer used a unique tool capable of compromising defence mechanisms by terminating the security-related process of the attacked systems. The DoppelPaymer attacks were enabled by the prolific Emotet malware.

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