Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline

Joseph Menn and Christopher Bing broke the news yesterday:

The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official.

….   “The FBI, in conjunction with Cyber Command, the Secret Service and like-minded countries, have truly engaged in significant disruptive actions against these groups,” said Kellermann, an adviser to the U.S. Secret Service on cybercrime investigations. “REvil was top of the list.”

Read more on Reuters.

Today, Conti threat actors decided to opine on the situation.  In a memorable example of pot-kettle-black, they — who routinely hack servers in a foreign country — complain about the U.S. or its allies attacking infrastructure in another country.


What’s the Russian word for “chutzpah?”

Seriously, Conti? Or was this just an opportunity to try to attract some affiliates who may now be looking for a new employer?

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