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Ransomware Gang Says the Real Ransomware Gang Is the Federal Government

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A day after it was revealed that the US and its allies hacked the infamous REvil ransomware gang, a competing gang published an anti-government rant on its website.

On Friday, a competing ransomware gang that calls itself Conti released a statement titled "ReviLives," in support of the REvil gang, which was the target of the international operation. In their announcement, the hackers denounced the law enforcement operation, and said that the real ransomware gang is the US government..

"With all the endless talks in your media about 'ransomware-is-bad,' we would like to point out the biggest ransomware group of all time: your Federal Government," wrote the hackers in the announcement, which they helpfully labeled as "Own Opinion," in case you had any doubts.

Ransomware is more than 30 years old. Yet, it has only reached the status of national security threat in the last few years,…
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
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