The United States is threatening to take action against REvil hackers if Russia does not do so on its own
US cybersecurity experts say the REvil group operates from Russia.
The United States could take action against the criminal hacking group REvil if Russia does not do so on its own. This was stated at a briefing by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
“If the Russian leadership is unable or unwilling to counter the criminal elements living in Russia, we will act, ” she said.
According to Jen Psaki, the President of the United States receives updates almost daily from the team working on this issue. At the same time, the United States is in contact with Russian officials on this issue.
“It simply came to our notice then. And although the intelligence community has not yet confirmed the authorship of the attack, and we still do not have new information about it, our cyber community agrees that the criminal group REvil works with Russia with branches around the world, “ – added the White House spokeswoman.
Earlier, the hacker group REvil stole “very personal and spicy” information from Michael Polska – a billionaire, head of the American company Invenergy, who once emigrated from Ukraine to the United States.
Also REvil, according to the US FBI, is involved in the attack on the world’s largest meat producer – the Brazilian company JBS. The company was forced to pay a $ 11 million ransom to unlock the work .
REvil developers mostly communicate in Russian, and also do not carry out cyberattacks in Russian-speaking countries. In two years, they carried out at least 237 cyberattacks.