U.S. has seized $6.1 mln tied to Russian ransomware operator -Justice Dept.

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WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The United States has seized $6.1 million in relation to Russian ransomware operator Yevgeniy Polyanin, top U.S. Justice Department officials said on Monday.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaking at a news conference, said another alleged ransomware attacker, Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinskyi, has been arrested in Poland, and the United States has requested extradition.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Diane Bartz; writing by Susan Heavey