Ex-Microsoft Engineer Jailed for Involvement in Ransomware Scheme
Former Microsoft engineer Raymond Odigie Uadiale had been given an 18-month prison sentence this week for his role in the Reveton ransomware scheme.
The scheme threatens its victims using the FBI logo to pay using GreenDot MoneyPak after accusing them of downloading illegal content. Uadiale pleaded guilty to laundering the MoneyPak funds into prepaid debit cards, then keeping a percentage of the payment.
It was noted however, that Uadiale was not employed at Microsoft at the time of the scheme, but was still a graduate student at the Florida International University between 2012 and 2013.