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'Oleg Pliss' ransomware hackers arrested in Russia

'Oleg Pliss' ransomware hackers arrested in Russia
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Good news! The suspected Oleg Pliss ransomware hackers have been arrested in Russia.

Now, I know what you're thinking. There have been so many hack attacks just this year alone ... which one is Oleg Pliss?

It's a piece of ransomware that started in Australia and quickly migrated to the states. Here's how it works: Victims will find out that their phone is completely locked. They'll see a message pop up on their phone informing them that the device has been hacked by someone named "Oleg Pliss." Before this obvious pseudonym will unlock the phone, you'll have to wire a sum between $50 and $100 to a PayPal account.

The suspects are two males, ages 23 and 16, and are facing "two charges of unauthorized access to computer information under the Russian Criminal Code," however it's still unclear if these are the two guys the government wants. It's only a matter of time before we can see what their seized computers and SIM cards will reveal.

Stay tuned to what's Happening Now for all the latest on this story as it develops.

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