Hacker group REvil disappeared from the network

The hacker group REvil recently made headlines with a ransomware attack on the IT service provider Kaseya. Now their website has suddenly disappeared from the network.

The hacker group REvil, which recently made headlines with two large ransom attacks, suddenly disappeared from the network. Among other things, the website through which REvil kept contact with the victims of their attacks went offline on Tuesday, as reported by IT security experts. The reasons for this initially remained unclear.

The group is based in Russia by experts. Last week, after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden threatened consequences if the government in Moscow did not take action against criminal hackers on their soil.

In the case of ransomware attacks, the data on computers is encrypted and the hackers demand money for the release. According to experts, REvil was most recently behind the attack on the American IT service provider Kaseya, which affected dozens of customers’ computers.

A few weeks earlier, REvil-Software paralyzed several plants of the world’s largest meat company JBS. The hackers collected eleven million dollars in ransom from the company in cryptocurrencies. In the Kaseya attack, the hackers asked for a master key to all affected computers on their Darknet website.

Now the REvil website is no longer accessible and the server behind it seems to be offline, said Sean Gallagher from the IT security company Sophos to the industry portal “The Register”. Security researcher Allan Liska from the company Recorded Future told the financial news service “Bloomberg” that the entire infrastructure of REvil is offline.

Recently, the online presence of the hacker group Darkside, also suspected in Russia, disappeared. The hackers extorted around $ 4.4 million in cryptocurrencies in a cyber attack on an important American gasoline pipeline. A little later, however, a good half of it was confiscated by the US Federal Police FBI.

Source: com! professional by www.com-magazin.de.

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