WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The proven fact that members of the DarkSide hacking group communicate Russian doesn’t imply all of them function from inside Russia and the vast majority of the cybercriminals are coming from Eastern Europe, cybersecurity agency FireEye Senior VP Charles Carmakal mentioned throughout a congressional listening to on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware assault.
“DarkSide group is a network of different operators that conduct subversions on behalf of the DarkSide name. While there is a requirement to be affiliated with a DarkSide group that you have to speak the Russian language, it doesn’t mean that every single operator is located within Russia. We assess that the majority of the operators are Eastern European criminals,” Carmakal mentioned on Wednesday.
At the identical time, Carmakal welcomed US authorities makes an attempt to encourage the Russian facet to attempt to apprehend the cybercriminals in addition to to cease them from conducting dangerous operations.
FireEye assisted the investigation of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware assault by respective US companies.