Russian authorities have announced that they have dismantled the notorious REvil ransomware gang And arrested many of its members.
Such as Reported By BBCThe Federal Security Service or FSB of the Russian Federation said in a statement that the cyber criminal group “ceased to exist” after a recent law enforcement operation.
However, the US was ready to offer Reward up to $ 10 million For information about the REvil ransomware gang, it now appears that none of its members will be extradited after their arrest. According to the FSB, the agency used information provided by the United States to remove the group and end its operations once and for all.
Seized 426m rubles (about 5 5.5m) and close to $ 600k cryptocurrency, FSB also seized 20 “premium cars” from the group.
REvil ransomware group
Although the group All its websites have been removed And essentially shutting down in September last year, REvil is one of the most infamous ransomware gangs to date.
Ravel was responsible for the chief ransomware Attack on meat processors JBS Which stopped production on Memorial Day last year. However, the group attacked again on the fourth holiday weekend of July 2021 when it attacked the IT management firm. Cassia Which has affected hundreds of organizations, including many managed service providers and their customers.
However, it appeared that REvil had resumed operations under the name Blackmeter Last summer, news of the disbandment of the group would bring relief to many organizations targeted over the years.
We will have to wait and see if the Russian government and the FSB provide more details on its operations but for now, it looks like REvil is finally out of commission.