Alleged Russian ransomware attacker extradited from the Netherlands to face trial in US 

Quick Take

  • Denis Dubnikov, a Russian citizen, allegedly participated in ransomware attacks that affected US citizens and purportedly laundered over $400,000.
  • The arrest comes a week after Dutch police arrested Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev for facilitating money laundering.

A Russian citizen and alleged participant in Ryuk ransomware attacks has been extradited from the Netherlands for trial in the US.  

Denis Mihaqlovic Dubnikov and his co-conspirators allegedly laundered $70 million from ransomware attacks, with Dubnikov purportedly laundering over $400,000, the Department of Justice said yesterday. The attacks encrypted files holding them hostage until payment. 

The news of Dubnikov’s extradition comes a week after the arrest by Dutch authorities of Alexey Pertsev, developer of the crypto mixer Tornado Cash, who was accused of facilitating money laundering.