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Yes, the FBI held back REvil ransomware keys

Yes, the FBI held back REvil ransomware keys

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had the keys to REvil’s ransomware as the cybercriminals were locking up company after company’s data and did not publicly share the keys.

What were they thinking? What were they protecting?

The Washington Post reports the FBI had secretly obtained the digital key to the Russia-based ransomware group, REvil, some three weeks prior to their distributing the key. When pressed at a recent congressional hearing, FBI Director, Christopher Wray noted that delay lays within the fact that the FBI was working jointly with other agencies and allies.

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