(Reuters) – Websites run by the ransomware gang REvil suddenly became inaccessible on Tuesdays.
Ransomware gang sites can be unreliable, and it was unclear if the disappearance of the site was a temporary move or if the hackers had been taken offline.
Disappearing actions are common in the ransomware world, where gangs tend to disappear and rebrand when they begin to attract too much heat.
Both the group's payment portal and its blog, which named and shamed their victims who refused to pay, were inaccessible on Tuesdays.
REvil – a Russian-linked cybercrime that in recent weeks claimed responsibility for a widespread ransomware outbreak that affected an estimated 800 to 1
President Joe Biden indicated on Friday that the United States could soon take more aggressive action on ransomware.
Asked by a Reuters correspondent on Friday if it would make sense to attack the Russian servers used in such intrusions, Biden paused, smiled and said, "Yes."