Russia remanded six more members of ransomware group

Russia remanded six more members of ransomware group

MOSCOW, Jan 15 Reuters -- A Moscow court has remanded six more suspected members of the ransomware crime group REvil for two months over illegal trafficking of funds, a day after Russia claimed it had dismantled the group at the request of the United States.

Russian authorities detained and charged the REVil group's members this week in a rare apparent demonstration of U.S. Russian collaboration at a time of high tensions between the two over Ukraine.

A police and FSB domestic intelligence operation seized 25 addresses, detaining 14 people, and seized $600,000 of computer equipment and 20 luxury cars, the FSB said on Friday.

The United States welcomed the arrests. In November of this year, the United States said it was offering up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of anyone holding a key position in the REvil group.

A source familiar with the case told Interfax that the group's members with Russian citizenship would not be handed over to the United States.