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Russia says it has dismantled the REvil ransomware gang

14 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Russian authorities have announced that they have dismantled the infamous REvil ransomware gang and arrested several of its members. As reported by the BBC , the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation or FSB for short said in a statement that the cybercriminal group had “ceased to exist” following a recent law enforcement operation. Although the US was ready to offer a reward of up to $10m for information on the REvil ransomware gang, it now appears that none of its members will be extradited following their arrests. According to the FSB, the agency used information provided by...
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Russia captures hacker likely responsible for Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Russia captures hacker likely responsible for Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

14 days ago   |   By Engadget

The hacker behind the ransomware attack that took down the Colonial Pipeline last year has been apprehended by Russian authorities, according to US officials. Russia's FSB intelligence agency said Friday that 14 people associated with the REvil ransomware group had been arrested, according to The Wall Street Journal. The group has taken responsibility for numerous cyberattacks in the US. Officials in the US believe the hacker behind the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline last spring was among those arrested, according to an unnamed administration official who spoke to CNN. Last...
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White House confirms person behind Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack nabbed during Russian REvil raid

14 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Russian officials arrested 14 alleged members of the REvil ransomware group on Friday.
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