At the request of the USA, Russia smashes the Revil hacker group

At the request of the USA, Russia smashes the Revil hacker group
At the request of the USA, Russia smashes the Revil hacker group

At the request of the United States, Russia has disbanded the notorious hacker group Revil. The group’s illegal activities were “dismantled at the request of the relevant US authorities,” Russia’s domestic intelligence agency FSB said today. Among other things, Revil was behind a spectacular and momentous ransomware attack on the US software company Kaseya last year.

According to the FSB, it carried out searches at 25 locations in five Russian regions, targeting 14 suspects. According to the FSB, assets worth the equivalent of 4.8 million euros and 20 luxury cars were confiscated during the raids. The agency released videos of arrests but did not comment on the number of those arrested.

USA: “No importance” for Ukraine crisis

A US government official said she was “pleased with these initial measures.” Among the suspects is also someone responsible for the momentous hacker attack on the Colonial Pipeline in the eastern United States.

The government official, who asked not to be named, made it clear that Russia’s actions against Revil have no relevance to dealing with the growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. “We have always made it very clear that if Russia invades Ukraine again, we will make it pay a heavy price in cooperation with our allies and partners,” the US administration said.

 
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