BREAKING: REvil Apparently Shut Down By Russian Law Enforcement

This comes as a bit of a surprise, and I have to admit that I am still somewhat skeptical at this. But word is hitting the wires that REvil who is best known for their high profile ransomware attacks and even grabbing the schematics of 2021 MacBook Pros has been taken down by Russian law enforcement. The FSB posted this early today announcing the arrests. But for the benefit of those who don’t read Russian, I have this translation for your reading pleasure.

While no doubt welcomed by some, this comes at a very convenient time given the tensions between Russia and the US as well as other NATO countries. My guess is that this is nothing more than a token gesture. Now if the Russians were willing to extradite these individuals to the US to face justice, then maybe I would take it more seriously. Thus I am going to take this announcement with more than a pinch of salt. 

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