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A History of REvil

A History of REvil

by Jon DiMaggio - Chief Security Strategist

While many researchers and media organizations have produced reports on REvil, most of the accounts detail specific attacks, telling only part of REvil’s story. The purpose of this white paper is to provide a “big picture” assessment of the REvil crime organization by presenting a “cradle to grave” evaluation of actors behind it and their operations over time.

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Jon DiMaggio

Chief Security Strategist

Jon DiMaggio is the chief security strategist at Analyst1 and has over 15 years of experience hunting, researching, and writing about advanced cyber threats. As a specialist in enterprise ransomware attacks and nation-state intrusions, such as "Ransom Mafia: Analysis of the World’s First Ransomware Cartel",

"Nation-State Ransomware" and a "History of REvil". He has exposed the criminal cartels behind major ransomware attacks, aided law enforcement agencies in federal indictments of nation-state attacks, and discussed his work with The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, Reuters, and Wired. You can find Jon speaking about his research at conferences such as RSA. Additionally, in 2022, Jon authored the book "The Art of Cyberwarfare: An Investigator's Guide to Espionage, Ransomware, and Organized Cybercrime" published by No Starch Press.