Ransomware Group REvil Dismantled in Raids, Russia Says
Russia Says It Shut Down Notorious Hacker Group at U.S. Request
Moscow said the ransomware group REvil “ceased to exist” after raids and arrests. It is not clear if the operation will ease tensions with Washington.
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MOSCOW — Russia’s main security agency said on Friday that at the request of the United States government it had dismantled REvil, one of the most aggressive ransomware crime groups attacking Western targets, and arrested some of its members.
The agency, known as the F.S.B., said “the organized crime gang ceased to exist” after a sweeping operation that was carried out in 25 locations across five Russian regions. The raids followed …
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