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Cybercrime, has the DarkSide ransomware operation shut down?

Has the DarkSide ransomware operation shut down? It seems the threat actors lost access to servers and their cryptocurrency was transferred to an unknown wallet. Is the attack on Colonial Pipeline related?

Has the DarkSide ransomware operation shut down? It has been denounced by Bleeping Computer cybersecurity experts. It seems the threat actors lost access to servers and their cryptocurrency was transferred to an unknown wallet. The news was shared by “UNKN”, the “spokeperson” of REvil, a rival ransomware gang, in a forum post first discovered by Recorded Future researcher Dmitry Smilyanets on the Exploit hacking forum. In the post, ‘Unkn’ shared a message allegedly from DarkSide explaining how the threat actors lost access to their public data leak site, payment servers, and DoS (denial of service) servers due to law enforcement action. The group hit with the malware the Colonial Pipeline, creating a lot of problems for all people in the US East Coast. Shortly after, however, the gang released a statement stating that they are apolitical and will vet all targets before they are attacked. This move probably has been unuseful, as all the American Federal Agencies set out on their trail. So, maybe the group suffered an huge offensive by the law enforcements.

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