Tuesday, February 23, 01:22
Home security The REvil ransomware gang bought the KPOT malware source code

The REvil ransomware gang bought the KPOT malware source code

REvil ransomware operators acquired the source code of KPOT malware at auction held at hacking forum last month. The sale took place after the creator of KPOT malware decided to put the code up for auction.

The security researcher Pancak3 said last month in an interview with ZDNet that the sale was held as a public auction in a private underground hacking forum for Russian speakers cybercriminals. According to Pancak3, the only bidder was UNKN, a well-known member of the REvil / Sodinokibi ransomware gang. UNKN paid the initial demand price of $ 6.500, while other members of the forum refused to participate, noting that the demand price rose sharply. REvil ransomware operators received the latest KPOT 2.0 source code version of KPOT malware.

The REVIL ransomware gang bought the KPOT malware source code

Having been discovered in 2018, KPOT is a classic infostealer (information thief) that can remove and steal passwords from various applications that exist on "infected" computers. This includes web browsers, e-mail clients, VPN, RDP services, FTP applications, wallets encryption and software toys, according to a report released by Proofpoint the 2019.

Pancak3, which discovered the KPOT auction in mid-October, told ZDNet that it believes the REvil gang bought KPOT to further develop and develop it, as well as to add it to its arsenal for future attacks in corporate networks.

The REVIL ransomware gang bought the KPOT malware source code

Unlike UNKN and the Revil gang, many other forum members described the KPOT code as "overpriced". The member of the Revil gang recently gave an interview to his Russian channel YouTube, claiming that this ransomware gang makes more than $ 100 million a year. UNKN also claimed that the gang feared possible killings more than it feared the response and action of law enforcement.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.



The top list of Xbox Game Pass games for 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJLiVBYFACw Μία από τις κορυφαίες πλατφόρμες με παιχνίδια για το Xbox και το PC σας σε προνομιακή...

The price of Bitcoin dropped by $ 10.000 in 24 hours

After weeks of steady gains, the price of Bitcoin plummeted. More than 10.000 ...

iPhone / iPad: How to delete old text messages automatically

By default, your iPhone and iPad store every iMessage text message and SMS you receive. As a result, you could ...

Tesla: The world's largest battery system is making progress

A new video taken by a drone shows that Tesla is making progress towards the completion of the Moss Landing Megapack project that ...

SonicWall is releasing an additional update for the SMA 100 vulnerability

SonicWall has released a second firmware update for a zero-day SMA-100 vulnerability known to be used in attacks and warns by saying ...

Chinese hackers have cloned a tool belonging to the NSA Equation Group

Chinese hackers "cloned" and used for years a zero-day exploit of Windows stolen by the NSA Equation Group, say the ...

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was attacked by ransomware

UL LLC, known as Underwriters Laboratories, suffered a ransomware attack in which its servers were encrypted and forced to close ...

An image of Apple's third generation AirPods leaked

An image claiming to depict Apple's third-generation AirPods has leaked to the internet. The image was announced by 52audio. To her...

Kroger: Data breach exposes employee data

Giant supermarket chain Kroger suffered data breach after breaching a service used to transfer files securely ...

New Chrome firewall for iOS locks Incognito tabs with Face ID

Google Chrome for iOS gets a new privacy feature that allows users to lock open Incognito tabs and ...