Russia's FSB announces sting against members of REvil cybercrime gang

The Russian government said Friday that it raided multiple addresses tied to members of the REvil ransomware gang, making arrests and seizing hard cash, cryptocurrency, computers and cars. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said it executed the sting at locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and elsewhere. The operation came at the request of the United States, the FSB said. The FBI did not immediately respond Friday morning to requests for comment. “Representatives of the competent US authorities were informed about the results of the operation,” the FSB said, according to a translation of its news release. A senior Biden administration official said “we understand” that one of the individuals arrested was responsible for the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack that triggered a fuel panic on the East Coast last year, an attack previously attributed to another Russian ransomware gang, DarkSide. DarkSide has, at times, been linked to REvil. The U.S. … Continue reading Russia’s FSB announces sting against members of REvil cybercrime gang