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Ransomware gang goes offline as govt agencies hack its network in a tit-for-tat operation

The US led several law enforcement agencies in a counter hack of REvil, a group that recently targeted Acer, Kaseya, and more.

REvil, the notorious ransomware group based in Russia, was taken offline in a hacking operation by several countries spearheaded by the United States, according to a Reuters report. The US government ramped up its efforts to stop REvil in its tracks after the gang was responsible for the attack against Kaseya, a US software management company, the report added. The agencies involved in the operation include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Cyber Command, the Secret Service, and a few countries whose names are not yet known, Reuters reported. REvil’s official website ‘Happy Blog’ is no longer online; it was used to leak victim data and extort companies, the news website added. Unnamed sources told Reuters that a foreign partner of the US government carried out the hacking operation infiltrating REvil's computer architecture. They added that the operation was still…

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