Europol: ‘Key Target’ in Ragnar Locker Ransomware Operation Arrested in Paris
An alleged key member of the ransomware group Ragnar Locker has been arrested in Paris, according to Europol officials. The arrest came as part of a coordinated effort by law enforcement and judicial authorities from 11 countries to take down the group. The group, known for its high-profile attacks on critical infrastructure, has been operating since December 2019 and has targeted major organizations worldwide. The arrests follow a previous round of arrests in Ukraine in October 2021. Ragnar Locker is both the name of the ransomware strain and the criminal group behind it, which is known for its double-extortion tactics. The recent operation involved seizing the group's infrastructure and taking down its data leak website. The investigation highlights the importance of international cooperation in combating ransomware groups.