After new information surfaced, this article was updated on October 22, 2021. click here Jump to new information.
The rampant hacking organization REvil-known for using ransomware to extort companies for millions of dollars and selling data on the dark web when it was impossible to achieve-seems to have been silent after finally getting some confession.
According to reports (by Technology tightening), the organization’s Tor payment portal and data breach blog were hijacked, causing the organization to be paralyzed without a platform.
A recent article 0_neday published by a threat participant related to REvil pointed out that this attack not only deleted the “Happy Blog”, but also deleted the path of the Tor service configuration file, replacing it with malicious files to catch criminals.
Some time before the power outage, REvil received the attention of the US government for its misconduct. Not long ago, the organization targeted Acer and tried to blackmail the company about $100 million. The victims of the organization’s backlog did not stop there.
Apple supplier Quanta Computers and thousands of organizations using Kaseya IT management solutions have also been affected by REvil’s misconduct.
We initially speculated who the hacker was targeting, but new information about the culprit emerged.Facts have proved that this is an action taken by the FBI itself with the help of “Cyber Command, the Secret Service and other like-minded countries” because Reuters report.
Washington post It was pointed out not long ago that the US government had managed to obtain a decryption key that could have shut down the organization in September. However, they decided to postpone it for any reason and found that Happy Blog was voluntarily offline.
However, this only lasted for a while, and then the group resurfaced. So the big guys decided to take action, after all.
Beep computer The other whispers suggested that a mutiny was taking place and that a former team member who had not joined the resurfacing might make an acquisition, but this idea was later debunked.
Either way, this is a victory for the technology industry and network awareness. Let us hope this is the last time we see them. As always, let it be a warning and keep your cybersecurity knowledge up to date. Hackers are by our side, and they usually do not relax easily.