Kaseya's universal REvil decryption key leaked on a hacking forum

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The universal decryption key for REvil's attack on Kaseya's customers has been leaked on hacking forums allowing researchers their first glimpse of the mysterious key.
On July 2nd, the REvil ransomware gang launched a massive attack on managed service providers worldwide by exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the Kaseya VSA remote management application.

This attack encrypted approximately sixty managed service providers and an estimated 1,500 businesses, making it possibly the largest ransomware attack in history.

After the attack, the threat actors demanded a $70 million ransom to receive a universal decryptor that could be used to decrypt all victims of the Kaseya ransomware attack.

However, the REvil ransomware gang mysteriously disappeared, and soon after, the gang's Tor payment sites and infrastructure were shut down.

The gang's disappearance prevented companies who may have needed to purchase a decryptor now unable to do so.

On July 22nd, Kaseya obtained a universal decryption key for the ransomware attack from a mysterious "trusted third party" and began distributing it to affected customers.

Before sharing the decryptor with customers, CNN reported that Kaseya required them to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which may explain why the decryption key hasn't shown up until now.

It is generally believed that Russian intelligence received the decryptor from the ransomware gang and shared it with US law enforcement as a gesture of goodwill.

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