Mastermind Behind Multimillion Dollar ‘NetWalker’ Ransomware Scheme Faces Charges Following Extradition to Florida

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A Canadian man, extradited to Florida, faces a host of charges related to his connection to cyberattacks utilizing a ransomware known as “NetWalker.”

Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins is facing indictments for conspiracy to commit computer fraud and wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer, in connection to the ransomware that has been used to attack businesses, hospitals, schools, emergency response services, and other organizations.

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