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Alleged Vastaamo Hacker Arrested in France

Police in France have arrested Aleksanteri Tomminpoika Kivimäki (formerly Julius Kivimäki), a Finnish individual wanted for numerous cybercrimes. In 2020, Kivimäki allegedly leaked sensitive patient files stolen from Vastaamo Psychotherapy Center. Finnish authorities charged Kivimäki in absentia in October 2022 and issued an international warrant for his arrest.

Alleged Vastaamo Hacker Arrested in France


  • Over the past two years, nations have banded together to concentrate law enforcement activities in the pursuit of cybercriminals. We’ve seen examples against currency exchanges where cybercriminals launder their ill-gotten gains. Here’s an example in reducing, or better yet, eliminating where cybercriminals can operate or vacation. Don’t forget though, more work still needs to be done to make enterprises resilient against ransomware attack.
  • This guy has been at it since he was a teenager, and was convicted of over 50,000 cybercrimes, yet as he was a minor, given a 2-year suspended sentence with a fine of 6,558 Euros. As he is now an adult, and the prior conviction didn’t seem to quelch his desire to commit malfeasance, expect them to throw the book at him. Expect changes in leniency towards minors convicted of cybercrimes.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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