DarkSide Ransomware Group Servers and Crypto Seized
Security blog KrebsonSecurity reported that a message from a cybercrime forum reposted to the Russian OSINT Telegram channel, which reads “Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,” .
Cyber Intelligence firm Intel 471 wrote -
DarkSide was not the only group to make this type of announcement on May 13. Another RaaS group, Babuk, claimed it handed over the ransomware’s source code to "another team," which would continue to develop it under a new brand. The group pledged to stay in business, continuing to run a victim name-and-shame blog, while also encouraging other ransomware gangs to switch to a private mode of operation. This announcement came after the group released the remaining portions of the data stolen from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department. That archive, which contained 250 GB worth of data, allegedly included officers' and auxiliary personnel personal data, a database filled with information on criminals, as well as information on police informants.