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Russia arrests, dismantles REvil hacking group at US request – FSB


Russia arrests, dismantles REvil hacking group at US request – FSB

FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer laptop as cyber code is projected on him on this illustration image taken on Might 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

MOSCOW — Russia has performed a particular operation in opposition to ransomware crime group REvil on the request of the USA and has detained and charged the group’s members, the FSB home intelligence service stated on Friday.

The hacker group sought by Washington has been dismantled and the USA has been knowledgeable of the steps taken by Russia, the FSB stated on its web site.

“… The organized felony affiliation has ceased to exist and the data infrastructure used for felony functions was neutralized,” it stated.

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow stated it couldn’t instantly remark.

A supply conversant in the case instructed Interfax that the group’s members with Russian citizenship wouldn’t be handed over to the USA.

The US stated in November it was providing a reward of as much as $10 million for data resulting in the identification or location of anybody holding a key place within the REvil group.

The US has been hit by a string of high-profile hacks by ransom-seeking cybercriminals.

Meatpacker JBS SA was hit by a ransomware assault that was carried out by the REvil group, a supply with direct information of the matter instructed Reuters in June.

Russia’s announcement comes throughout a standoff between the USA and Russia. Moscow is demanding Western ensures, together with that NATO won’t develop additional. It has additionally constructed up its troops close to Ukraine.

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