GandCrab cousin Sodinokibi made a fortune for ransomware pushers

By GIXnews

Security researchers have tracked the bitcoin payments made by victims of the Sodinokibi ransomware threat and concluded that some of the criminals distributing the program earned millions of dollars from the scheme. Sodinokibi, also known as REvil, is a ransomware program that first appeared in April, shortly after another widely used ransomware operation called GandCrab shut down. While Sodinokibi is not necessarily a direct continuation of GandCrab, researchers have found code and other similarities between the two, indicating a likely connection.

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