REvil ransomware returns: New malware sample confirms gang is back

Lawrence Abrams reports:

The notorious REvil ransomware operation has returned amidst rising tensions between Russia and the USA, with new infrastructure and a modified encryptor allowing for more targeted attacks.

In October, the REvil ransomware gang shut down after a law enforcement operation hijacked their Tor servers, followed by arrests of members by Russian law enforcement.

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A sample of the new ransomware operation’s encryptor was finally discovered this week by AVAST research Jakub Kroustek and has confirmed the new operation’s ties to REvil.

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