DarkSide RaaS Shut Down and Ransomware Gangs Ban Attacks on Healthcare Organizations

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The DarkSide ransomware gang has notified its affiliates that it has shut down its ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. The announcement came after the group’s public infrastructure was taken offline in what appears to be a law enforcement operation.

On May 13, the DarkSide data leak site went offline along with much of the group’s public infrastructure, including the payment server used to obtain ransom payments from victims and its breach data content delivery network. The gang also said its cryptocurrency wallets had been emptied and the funds transferred to an unknown account.

Intel 471 obtained a copy of a note written by the gang explaining to its affiliates that part of its public infrastructure was lost, its servers could not be...

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