, the infrastructure of the Russia-based REvil ransomware gang, responsible for numerous ransomware attacks, was compromised
and forcibly taken-down for the second time in three months, bringing their operation to a halt. This comes after REvil’s leaks website “Happy Blog” was previously shut down
in July (along with the suspicious disappearance of one of REvil gang leaders “UNKN”), and after it was brought back up again during September, by one of its remaining gang leaders. REvil ransomware became notorious during 2021 with a series devastating attacks, especially after their successful ransom
. of the JBS food company, for US$ 11 million, and their later compromise
of Kaseya - a US software management company, in July. These increasingly devastating attacks were matched by an increased pressure from authorities, and the launch of an offensive attack against REvil’s infrastructure and its members.