TURASHEV, Igor Olegovich
- Wanted by Germany
- Computer-related crime
lgor Olegovich TURASHEV is suspected of having played a key role in the commission of several cyberattacks on German companies. Specifically, there is suspicion that the wanted person acted as administrator of the IT infrastructure used for the attacks and that he was further responsible for obfuscating the malware by running counter-antivirus checks and adapting the malware to the systems of the prejudiced companies for successful initial infection.
The investigations have revealed that the cyberattacks in question can be attributed to the group "Indrik Spider", also known as "Doppel Spider". The first known attack committed by "Indrik Spider" was directed against the National Health Service of the United Kingdom in 2017. The offenders used ransomware called BitPaymer for this attack.
BitPaymer is an encryption trojan ransomware. Following infiltration, data are exfiltrated in a first step and the data files stored in the system are then encrypted by the software. The victims are subsequently asked to pay ransom money in exchange for access to their data. In many cases, funds in the double-digit million range were thus extorted from more than 600 victims throughout the world.
As from 2019, the group increasingly came to notice in connection with the ransomware DoppelPaymer, changed the name to PayOrGrief in 2021 and again to Entropy in January 2022.
The wanted person is therefore suspected of complicity in attempted extortion as well as computer sabotage, each time in especially serious cases, and of being a member of the criminal group "Indrik Spider“ / “Doppel Spider".
It is assumed that the wanted person may be living in the city of Yoshkar-Ola in Russia.
The wanted person's current whereabouts are unknown.
Have you seen TURASHEV after 28 February 2023?
Can you provide information on the wanted person's current whereabouts?
Do you have information indicating that the wanted person travelled outside the Russian Federation?
Were or are you in contact with the wanted person?
Do you have information on current websites hosted by the wanted persons or any means of communication presently used?
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