On July 22, Kaseya announced they had received the decryption key for REvil ransomware 20 days after the group launched an attack on the systems of companies that used Kaseya’s software. According to Kaseya, New-Zealand based security firm Emsisoft confirmed the decryption tool does unlock files encrypted with REvil. An unnamed Kaseya customer claimed to have paid a ransom for a REvil decryption key last week but was unable to decrypt files with the key provided. REvil routinely sold its ransomware as a service to third party criminal gangs but has recently disappeared from the dark web and shut down their leak site. Kaseya representatives stated they received the decryption key from a trusted third party but have not commented on if they paid the $70 million ransom demand. Law enforcement agencies and government officials have not commented on whether the US government assisted Kaseya in obtaining the decryption key.
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