back to article Three key ransomware actors changed jobs on October 18 – the same day REvil went dark

October 18, 2021, was a tricky day for the ransomware industry. First, the gang that ran the REvil ransomware had its servers compromised, and then three individuals with key roles changed jobs. That version of history was told today by Juan Antonio Velasco – a cybersecurity analyst at Spanish financial services giant …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    The criminal world is still a capitalist market

    It is fascinating to view how criminals recreate and expand on everything legal markets have concieved of.

    It sure would be interesting to see how criminals implement secure transactions - that has to be worthy of analysis.

    Their only problem is that, well, they're all criminals. There's no guarantee that nobody is going to attempt to hack their own systems.

    What a life.

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    When is a crim not a crim?

    It seems the dividing line between crimCorp and bigCorp is getting steadily harder to find .

    1. fidodogbreath Silver badge

      Re: When is a crim not a crim?

      Don't BEvil.

    2. JulieM

      Re: When is a crim not a crim?

      The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” -- George Orwell.

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