Darkside Gang Goes Dark While Other Gangs Retrench; Hacking Forums Ban Ransomware Ads
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On the heels of the shutdown of the Darkside ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gang, some ransomware operators and dark web forums that promote ransomware have gone dark due to the negative attention or claimed that their infrastructure had been taken down against their desires or banned ransomware ads altogether.
Another RaaS group, Babuk, which stole and published sensitive data from the DC police in a ransomware attack, said it is handing its source code to "another team," which would continue to develop it under a new brand. The REvil ransomware program announced they would stop promoting their malware on a dark web forum and released coordinated statements with an operator behind the Avaddon RaaS program, saying that new organization rules barred affiliates from targeting government, healthcare, educational, and charity organiz…
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