Microsoft Engineer Charged in Reveton Ransomware Case

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Microsoft Engineer Charged in Reveton Ransomware Case
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:12:22 AM »

via Corrine RT: BleepingComputer

A Microsoft network engineer is facing federal charges in Florida for allegedly helping launder money obtained from victims of the Reventon ransomware.

The accused is Raymond Uadiale, 41, a naturalized US citizen of Nigerian descent, who currently works for Microsoft in Seattle since 2014, according to his LinkedIn page.

Florida investigators say that between October 2012 and March 2013, Uadiale worked with a UK citizen going online by the moniker K!NG. The latter would distribute and infect victims with the Reveton ransomware, while Uadiale would collect payments and send the money to K!NG, in the UK.

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