https://safirsoft.com Russia says infamous ransomware group shut down REvil

What happened? The Russian FSB has arrested members of REvil, the ransomware group responsible for numerous cyberattacks across the United States last year, including the Kaseya attack. In the midst of the arrests, the FSB confiscated millions of dollars in cash and assets.

According to a machine translation of the FSB announcement, the Russian agency attacked 25 addresses of 14 people. During the attacks, it amounted to about 426 million rubles (about $5.6 million), 600 thousand dollars, 500 thousand euros, computers, cryptocurrencies and 20 cars. The FSB accused the suspects of "unlawfully paying money," and the attacks were carried out at the behest of US officials after they reported a member of the group. This part of the FSB announcement may be a reference to Operation GoldDust, in which Romanian police arrested two people linked to REvil last November. In October, German authorities claimed to have identified a REvil member who was vacationing in the Mediterranean.

Below is a video of REvil FSB attacks pic.twitter.com/Oh7Ef2GpQO

Last summer, REvil ransomware was responsible for a cyber attack on the trading platform Kaseya has influenced hundreds of American companies. Shortly thereafter, President Joe Biden openly stated that he was urging the Russian government to act on the activities of gangs like REvil operating from within Russia. The state was accused of turning a blind eye to their actions until gangs attacked anyone inside Russia.

A US official told the Washington Post that an FSB detainee had been arrested, and he was involved in the attack. Another ransomware group - DarkSide - has claimed a colonial cyber attack on pipelines. This person may have worked at DarkSide and REvil.

The FSB announcement comes at the same time as the attack on the Ukrainian government's servers. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it came amid fears of a Russian-led invasion of Ukraine that the Ukrainian government suspects of launching cyber attacks on its infrastructure. Currently, more than 100,000 Russian soldiers are stationed near the Ukrainian border.



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