Cyber chatter flowed on Twitter today after a researcher, who goes by the handle @pancak3lullz, posted about claims from ransomware gang REvil that EvilCorp and Maze are actually one group operated by eight people with ties to the Russia government.

While interesting, should rank-and-file security pros even care about this kind of talk?

Probably not in terms of defense tactics, said Rick Holland, chief information security officer and vice president of strategy at Digital Shadows, who agreed that while defining attribution to prominent ransomware groups is as intriguing as it is challenging, for the majority of enterprise defenders, it’s largely a distraction.

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