Russia detains three other alleged members of the REvil group

A Moscow court on Saturday took three other alleged members of the REvil ransomware criminal group into custody for illegally smuggling funds, a day after Russia claimed it took down the group at the request of the United States.

The court identified the three men as Mikhail Golovachuk, Ruslan Khansvyarov and Dmitry Korotayev.

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In a rare apparent show of US-Russian collaboration at a time of heightened tensions between the two over Ukraine, Russian authorities arrested and charged members of the REVil group this week.

A police and FSB domestic intelligence operation searched 25 addresses, detaining 14 people, the FSB said Friday, listing the assets it had seized, including $600,000 worth of computer equipment and 20 luxury cars.

The United States welcomed the arrests.

The United States said in November it was offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of anyone in a key position within the REvil group.

A source familiar with the matter told Interfax that members of the group with Russian nationality would not be handed over to the United States.

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