Eamon Javers is a senior D.C. correspondent for CNBC.
There’s an absolutely bonkers flame war going on in the dark web right now. It’s nuts, but American companies and government agencies might want to pay attention. Because (likely) Russian hackers are venting rage against the US and vowing revenge.— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) October 22, 2021 It all started earlier this week when the US government reportedly launched a coordinated attempt to bring down the servers of the ransomware group REvil.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 But today the Conti hacking group has issued an epic screed against the US government - complaining that it is unfair and illegal to hack them.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 That’s right - the hackers are complaining about hacking.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 In their post, the group says “First, an attack against some servers, which the US security attributes to REvil, is another reminder of what we all know: the unilateral, extraterritorial, and bandit-mugging behavior of the United States in world affairs.”
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 They say journalists operate in the “Twitter brothel” - which, you know, is fair. But they also say the Americans who attacked REvil are “vampires drunken and intoxicated by impunity and blood.”
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 Remember, this is a group that brought down the Irish health care system and closed hospitals during a pandemic. So.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 At about the same time, a group called Groove put up a post in Russian urging fellow hackers to strip competing and unite to destroy the state sector of the US to show “who is the boss” of the internet.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 They also make an oddly specific and quite vulgar threat against president Biden.
Eamon Javers @EamonJavers · Oct 22 So all that is to say, watch your servers this weekend, folks. The hackers are angry.