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Indicted Russian Hacker Mikhail Matveev Unperturbed by FBI Most Wanted Status

Russian hacker Mikhail Matveev, alias “Wazawaka” or “Boriselcin,” earlier indicted by the U.S. government for significant ransomware attacks on U.S. companies and infrastructure, seems to be unphased by his notoriety. Recognized as a central figure in the creation and spread of infamous ransomware strains like Hive, LockBit, and Babuk, Matveev remains on the FBI’s most-wanted list, believed to be residing in Russia, making his extradition to the U.S. improbable.

Recently, Matveev exhibited a disdainful attitude towards his criminal designation by flaunting merchandise that featured his most-wanted poster, and engaging with followers on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter. When contacted by TechCrunch, Matveev confirmed his identity by showcasing distinctive physical features documented by the FBI and a personalized note. Despite agreeing to an interview, he refrained from answering any questions, expressing his dislike for the term “hacker” and hinting at financial motivations behind his actions.

The FBI chose not to comment on Matveev’s recent activities, which indicate a blatant indifference towards his status on the FBI’s radar. Currently residing in Russia, Matveev seems to be enjoying his life, unaffected by the looming accusations and sanctions, as noted in a now-deleted video where he remarked on his contentment with the present circumstances.

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