UK and US Sanction 11 Russians Connected to Notorious Trickbot Group
Eleven Russian nationals alleged to have been part of the criminal group operating the Trickbot malware and Conti ransomware schemes were sanctioned Thursday by authorities in the United States and United Kingdom. The individuals targeted by the sanctions “include key actors involved in management and procurement for the Trickbot group, which has ties to Russian intelligence services,” according to the U.S. Treasury. The infamous banking trojan and botnet is believed to have stolen more than $180 million worldwide. It follows a first tranche of sanctions in February against what officials told Recorded Future News was a single criminal network behind the Conti and Ryuk ransomware gangs, as well as those who have been involved with the Trickbot banking trojan. While announcing the sanctions Thursday morning, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed indictments against seven of the individuals.