back to article Let's play everyone's favorite game: REvil? Or Not REvil?

Akamai has spoken of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault against one of its customers during which the attackers astonishingly claimed to be associated with REvil, the notorious ransomware-as-a-service gang. REvil was behind the JBS and Kaseya malware infections last year. In January, Russia reportedly dismantled …

  1. TrevorH

    VoIP attacks

    The various VoIP extortion attacks last year were all claiming to be REvil so DDoS attacks would not be a new thing (if indeed the ones last year were REvil).

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "it's most likely a case of using REvil-linked scare tactics to extort payment"

    Hmm. What about REvil is starting to feel the summer coming and just wants to lay back and take it easy for a bit with a margherita or two ?

    Or maybe REvil is trying a new tactic to find out just how many cowards are going to fork over the moolah ?

    Sure, it could be someone else piggybacking on REvil's reputation, but not necessarily.

  3. JamesTGrant

    Larry Cashdollar? Huh

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