The US Warns Russia To Take Care Of Its Cyber Hackers, If Not US Will Interfere
July 14th, 2021
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkon has called on Russian authorities to take action against hackers in Russia, Deutsche Welle reported.
“Our message is clear – countries that harbor cybercriminals are responsible for taking action. If they don’t, we will.” Blinkon said at a conference in Washington.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that the sites of the hacker group REvil, which is reported to be based in Russia, have become inaccessible. The entire infrastructure of hackers on the network does not work, including chat and payment portals.
It is not yet clear what caused this – a temporary crash or a shutdown by the hackers themselves or by the Russian authorities.
Days earlier, US President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop hacking attacks by Russian cybercriminals. This happened during a telephone conversation between the two on July 9.
REvil hackers carried out a series of cyberattacks against companies, demanding a ransom to unlock their computer systems. In July, they crashed the systems of the IT company Kaseya, which affected thousands of companies around the world. To regain access to the systems, the criminals initially demanded $ 70 million, later announcing $ 50 million.