Disruption of NetWalker ransomware
Date of report
  • January 2021
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bulgarian National Investigative Service
U.S. and Bulgarian authorities disrupted the NetWalker ransomware in a coordinated effort that disabled dark web resources and led to the arrest of a Canadian citizen and the seizure of approximately $500,000 in cryptocurrency delivered by victims as ransomware payments.
Suspected victims
  • Cybercriminals behind NetWalker ransomware
Suspected state sponsor
  • United States
  • Bulgaria
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Civil society