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Thanos and Jigsaw ransomware linked to 55 year old doctor

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The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, a 55-year-old cardiologist currently residing in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, created and rented Jigsaw and Thanos ransomware to cybercriminals.

Known online as Nosophoros, Aesculapius, and Nebuchadnezzar, Gonzales supported cybercriminals in their use of the ransomware, and shared in the profits made.

“As alleged, the multi-tasking doctor treated patients, created and named his cyber tool after death, profited from a global ransomware ecosystem in which he sold the tools for conducting ransomware attacks, trained the attackers about how to extort victims, and then boasted about successful attacks, including by malicious actors associated with the government of Iran,” said US Attorney Breon Peace.

 

 

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