By pushing data, REvil is demonstrating that they know that "information wants to be free". They (he?) would have therefore published the code under a permissive license. This is just a fork of some kind...
It appears someone is pirating the infamous REvil ransomware by tweaking its files for their own purposes. In a report today, Secureworks said it has seen a ransomware strain it tracks under the name LV infecting Windows machines with malicious binaries that share a lot of similarities with REvil’s code – the latter of which …
A ransomware group would have been hacked? But who can you trust these days?
It's about time to be much more agressive against those scumbags and all the ones facilitating their jobs: lazy registrars, C&C servers hosts who don't care as long as they're paid, and the whole cryptocurrencies ecosystem.
"REvil is already a known RaaS operator, having previously told the cybercrime underworld that it would start vetting its criminal "partners" to stop them doing anything that would trigger domestic law enforcement attention. "
This is quite an oxymoron as how exactly do you go about selling ransomware and also ensuring it won't be used for criminal activity? Other than perhaps security researchers who might have it to try and create defences against it, there is no other reason to purchase ransomware other than for using for criminal activity.
Other than perhaps security researchers who might have it to try and create defences against it, there is no other reason to purchase ransomware other than for using for criminal activity..... mark l 2
For use against criminal activity immediately springs to mind, mark l 2. Such wares are a double edged sword/dual/multi-purpose use tool and as such highly prized and respected in many circles/round tables/oval offices.
And some highly prized and respected circles/round tables/oval offices are certifiably criminal at their core and roots.
to bring a lawsuit against Gold Northfield for copyright infringement, etc. Note that the head honchos of Gold Southfield will be required to be physically present to bring the lawsuit (just a formality, really). Don't worry about all the police officers in and around the courtroom, they're just, ah, security, yes, that's it. Please be sure to bring a list of successful targets of your ransomware, to, uh, demonstrate the usefulness of your product and why it should be protected. We might even decrease the jail sentence, no, wait, I meant give you a bonus to the payout if you can get the head folks of Gold Northfield into the courtroom to show their list of successful targets as a defense.
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