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Russia-based ransomware group behind attacks raking in $77m

Conti evades investigations by using 645 accounts, chat logs show

Leaked chat data from Conti, a leading ransomware syndicate with close ties to Russia (partly edited for privacy reason)

TOKYO -- Conti, a leading ransomware syndicate with close ties to Russia, is likely responsible for cyberattacks that generated about $77 million in 21 months, a Nikkei analysis shows, depicting a lucrative black-market business.

The group quickly shifted funds through an intricate web of crypto asset accounts to evade capture. The organization even enlists a team to handle public relations and personnel affairs, just like a large corporation.

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