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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:38 PM

Russia takes down REvil hacking group at U.S. request - FSB

Source: Reuters

MOSCOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Russia has conducted a special operation against ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the United States and has detained and charged the group's members, the FSB domestic intelligence service said on Friday.

The arrests were a rare apparent demonstration of collaboration between Russia and the United States, at a time of high tensions between the two over Ukraine. The announcement came even as Ukraine was responding to a massive cyber attack that shut down government websites, though there was no indication the incidents were related. read more

A joint police and FSB operation searched 25 addresses, detaining 14 people, the FSB said, listing assets it had seized including 426 million roubles, $600,000, 500,000 euros, computer equipment and 20 luxury cars.

Russia had informed the United States directly of the moves it had taken against the group sought by Washington, the FSB said on its website. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow said it could not immediately comment.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-arrests-dismantles-revil-hacking-group-us-request-report-2022-01-14/

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Reply Russia takes down REvil hacking group at U.S. request - FSB (Original post)
douglas9 Jan 14 OP
Cetacea Jan 14 #1
Dr. T Jan 14 #2
sdfernando Jan 14 #3
SKKY Jan 14 #4
ck4829 Jan 14 #5
cstanleytech Jan 14 #7
Polybius Jan 14 #6
LudwigPastorius Jan 14 #8
Marcuse Jan 15 #9
Slammer Jan 15 #10
orangecrush Jan 15 #11

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:43 PM

1. Interesting.

Hopefully election-related troll farms will be next.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:47 PM

2. Putin's lapdog (the defeated ex president)

isn't there to coddle him. Could it be that Puty decided he'd better toss Biden a bone before Biden gets him in a choke hold?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:18 PM

3. So what do you think Russia and the FSB

is going to do now with all the information they just grabbed?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:33 PM

4. No they didn't.

100% guarantee Russia did none of that.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:34 PM

5. Which means they'll be working for the FSB in about a week or two

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 04:48 PM

7. If they were not doing so already which I would not be surprised in the least to learn that

they were.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:02 PM

6. I misread the headline as Resident Evil

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 07:40 PM

8. "...at the request of the United States..."


Naaah...

That's just what the mafia does when one crime family muscles in on another's territory. It's just Putin taking out some rivals.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 08:42 AM

9. Just like Saudi Arabia took down Jamal Khasoggi's killers.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 12:02 PM

10. FSB

So the FSB knew who the people were and what they were doing. And just let them continue operating since they were bringing home foreign money.

Right up until there was enough foreign pressure that it was more advantageous to make that one particular group of many to stop.

Then the FSB seized the information and the money.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:31 PM

11. Progress



I hope.

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