Infamous Ransomware Gang REvil “Vanishes” From The Dark Web

President Biden has made several statements about ransomaware gangs from Russia. Specifically that if Russia didn’t do anything about these gangs, the US would. Now it seems that the most infamous gang, REvil, seems to have disappeared from the Dark Web:

It’s not yet known if the sites were down temporarily or if the group — or law enforcement — took its websites offline. “It’s too early too tell, but I’ve never seen ALL of their infrastructure offline like this,” said Allan Liska, senior threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, in a text message. “I can’t find any of their infrastructure online. Their extortion page is gone, all of their payment portals are offline, as is their chat function.” Liska said the websites went offline around 1 a.m. Eastern time. The sudden outage comes just days after President Joe Biden said he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to act against hackers in his country blamed for recent ransomware attacks.

Have the Russians done something about REvil and taken them out? Did this gang get scared? Has Biden taken down this gang? What’s the deal here? We’ll have to watch this space to find out the details behind this story as I find it difficult to believe that REvil has just vanished.

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