REvil ransomware gang ‘acquires’ KPOT malware


The operators of the REvil ransomware strain have “acquired” the source code of the KPOT trojan in an auction held on a hacker forum last month.

The sale took place after the KPOT malware author decided to auction off the code, desiring to move off to other projects.

The sale was organized as a public auction on a private underground hacking forum for Russian-speaking cyber-criminals, security researcher Pancak3 told ZDNet in an interview last month.

The only bidder was UNKN, a well-known member of the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware gang, Pancak3 said.

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Source: ZDNet