REvil ransomware’s Tor site was hijacked over the weekend forcing the group to shut down their site yet again. A REvil affiliate posted on the XSS hacking forum that their domains had been hijacked. The threat actor said the operation would be shut down and any affiliates can contact them for decryption keys so they can continue to finish any current ransomware campaigns. Initially, the threat actor stated their servers had not been compromised, but later discovered they were and stated that someone is targeting the group. The group briefly shutdown earlier this year only to reappear in September. The group’s reputation had been severely damaged after its initial disappearance and being accused of scamming their own affiliates. This latest incident likely marks the end for the group known as REvil, although they will likely rebrand and return as a new group.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased