Treasury Sanctions Russian Responsible for 2022 Medibank Hack

The U.S. coordinates sanctions against Alexander Ermakov with Australia and UK.

The Department of the Treasury sanctioned Russian national Alexander Ermakov on Tuesday in coordination with similar sanctions imposed by the United Kingdom and Australia. Ermakov played a pivotal role in the 2022 cyberattack launched against the Australian healthcare insurer Medibank, using ransomware to target the personal data of 9.7 million Medibank users.

“Russian cyber actors continue to wage disruptive ransomware attacks against the United States and allied countries, targeting our businesses, including critical infrastructure, to steal sensitive data,” said Treasury Under Secretary Brian Nelson. “Today’s trilateral action with Australia and the United Kingdom, the first such coordinated action, underscores our collective resolve to hold these criminals to account.”

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Sources: Department of the Treasury

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