September 21, 2021

FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operation targeting hackers


FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operation targeting hackers

Comments

Azifor

So if I read it right, the fbi had the private key but kept it secret while trying to take down REvil. This in turn cost many organizations millions of dollars they could have saved by having that key. REvil shuttered their servers and got away before the fbi could do anything.

Crappy situation but the move on the fbi side makes sense.

regancipher

CISA have always held back vulnerabilities haven’t they? If so, hard to argue this is any different

networkalchemy

See! We can trust the government! /s

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