$10M reward offered for arrest of Russian hacker in major ransomware attacks

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Federal authorities are offering a $10 million reward for information that leads to the arrest of an accused Russian hacker who extorted million of dollars from law enforcement agencies, hospitals and schools in New Jersey and other locations. In an indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey at a press conference Tuesday in Newark, Mikhail Pavlovich Matveev is accused of receiving about $200 million in ransom from 2,800 victims. Among the victims are the Prospect Park police department in Passaic County, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy, who also…

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