Evidence is reportedly mounting that the recently discovered ransomware program known as Sodinokibi was created by the same developers who introduced GandCrab ransomware.

Last month, GandCrab's developers publicly disclosed that they were retiring after raking in roughly $2 billion in extortion payments. But this announcement may have been misleading at best, according to security researcher Brian Krebs, who says in a July 15 blog post that GandCrab's developers may have merely reorganized.

"My guess is the GandCrab team has not retired, and has simply regrouped and re-branded due to the significant amount of attention from security researchers and law enforcement investigators," Krebs states in his report. "It seems highly unlikely that such a successful group of cybercriminals would just walk away from such an insanely profitable enterprise."

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