Russia detains three more suspected REvil group members

A Moscow court on Saturday ordered the detention of three other suspected members of the anti-ransomware group “Revell” for money smuggling, a day after Russia claimed it had dismantled the group at the request of the United States.

The court named the three men as Mikhail Golovachuk, Ruslan Khansvyarov and Dmitry Korotaev.

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In an apparently rare display of US-Russian cooperation at a time of high tensions between the two countries over Ukraine, members of the REVil group were detained and charged by Russian authorities this week.

The Federal Security Service said Friday that a local police and intelligence operation searched 25 addresses, arrested 14 people, and recorded assets seized including $600,000 in computer equipment and 20 luxury cars.

The United States welcomed the arrests.

The United States said in November it had offered a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of anyone holding a key position in the REvil group.

A source familiar with the case told Interfax that members of the group who hold Russian citizenship will not be extradited to the United States.

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