A recent wave of attacks belies an apparent lull toward the end of the summer.
After months of dramatic escalations, two prominent Russia-based ransomware gangs, REvil and Darkside, went quiet for weeks this summer. The pause came as the White House and US law enforcement pledged to combat ransomware and stand up to governments that seemingly offer “safe harbor” to even the most reckless gangs. That lull has officially ended.
REvil and Darkside launched devastating attacks in the first half of the summer against the well-positioned IT services company Kaseya, the east coast Colonial Pipeline fuel distribution system, and global meat provider JBS among others. As the impacts mounted, and fresh
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