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Friday, October 22, 2021

Law Enforcement Counterattacks Stop REvil Cold

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Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official.

Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline that led to widespread gas shortages on the U.S. East Coast. REvil's direct victims include top meatpacker JBS (JBSS3.SA). The crime group's "Happy Blog” website, which had been used to leak victim data and extort companies, is no longer available. 

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