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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared.

The ransomware gang REvil, whose operators are believed to reside in Russia, has been tied to two of this year’s most disastrous ransomware attacks. In May, the gang successfully hacked large meat supplier JBS (one of America’s largest sources of beef and pork), subsequently extorting $11 million out of the company. Then, about a week ago, the gang claimed responsibility for the attack on global IT supplier Kaseya, demanding $70 million in exchange for a decryption key that would unlock all victims’ data.

Yet REvil’s luck may have run out. Sometime around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, all online traces of the gang weirdly seemed to vanish from the internet.

Read more at Gizmodo

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