The US White House said that one of the detained hackers from the REvil group was involved in a cyberattack on the American pipeline company Colonial Pipeline.
This, according to TASS, was announced by a high-ranking representative of the US administration at a special briefing for journalists on the detention of hackers from the REvil organization by Russian special services.
“We believe that one of those who was detained today [Friday] is responsible for the attack on the Colonial Pipeline last spring,” the official said.
In May 2021, the largest US fuel pipeline company was hacked. Presumably using ransomware. The attack was attributed to the organization DarkSide.
On Friday, the FSB, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, detained 14 members of the REvil cybercriminal group, during which 426 million rubles, $600,000, €500,000, and 20 premium cars were seized.
REvil is accused of encroaching on the information resources of foreign IT companies using malware, encrypting information, and extorting money for its decryption.