Darkside Ransomware Gang Says It Lost Control of Its Servers, Money a Day After Biden Threat
Friday May 14, 2021. 08:43 PM , from Slashdot
A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the operator of the Darkside ransomware said the group lost control of its web servers and some of the funds it made from ransom payments. From a report: 'A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blog. Payment server. CDN servers,' said Darksupp, the operator of the Darkside ransomware, in a post spotted by Recorded Future threat intelligence analyst Dmitry Smilyanets. 'Now these servers are unavailable via SSH, and the hosting panels are blocked,' said the Darkside operator while also complaining that the web hosting provider refused to cooperate. In addition, the Darkside operator also reported that cryptocurrency funds were also withdrawn from the gang's payment server, which was hosting ransom payments made by victims. The funds, which the Darkside gang was supposed to split between itself and its affiliates (the threat actors who breach networks and deploy the ransomware), were transferred to an unknown wallet, Darksupp said. This sudden development comes after US authorities announced their intention to go after the gang.
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