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Russia takes down high-profile hackers

Russia takes down high-profile hackers

REvil group that hit US software firm last year taken down at Washington’s request

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MOSCOW: Russia on Friday said it had dismantled the hacking group REvil, which carried out a high-profile attack last year on a US software firm that affected businesses in at least 17 countries, following a request from Washington.

Cybersecurity was one of the main issues on the agenda of a summit meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden last June.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement on Friday that it had “suppressed the illegal activities” of members of the group during raids on 25 addresses that swept up 14 people.

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