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Conti Ransomware

Conti Ransomware

Case Number: 3:23-cr-00092

Conti ransomware was a malicious software that affected more than 900 businesses, nonprofits, governments, and other victims in the United States and around the world.

For their roles in the Conti ransomware conspiracy, [1] MAKSIM GALOCHKIN, a/k/a “bentley,” [2] MAKSIM RUDENSKIY, a/k/a “MAKSIM RUDENSKY,” a/k/a “buza,” [3] MIKHAIL MIKHAILOVICH TSAREV, a/k/a “mango,” and [4] ANDREY YURYEVICH ZUIKOV, a/k/a “ANDREI YURYIEVICH ZHUIKOV,” a/k/a “defender,” are each charged in United States v. Galochkin, et al., 3:23-cr-00092, with conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Victims of Conti ransomware should contact their local FBI field office for further information. For additional information on ransomware, including Conti, please visit

Future updates regarding this case will be posted here and on the Twitter account of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee (@USAO_MDTN).

Updated September 7, 2023