BlackCat (Aka ALPHV) Ransomware Is Increasing Stakes Up To $2.5M In Demands
A new blog post by Resecurity indicates that BlackCat’s average ransom demand is now over $2 million. They write:
Based on the recently compromised victims in Nordics region, which haven’t been disclosed by the group yet, the amount to be paid exceeds $2 million.[…]
According to experts from Resecurity, BlackCat ransomware actors began defining $2,5 million ransom demands, with a possible discount close to half, motivating the victim to resolve the incident as soon as possible. The average time allocated for payment varies between 5-7 days, to give victim some time to purchase BTC or XMR cryptocurrency. In case of difficulties, the victim may engage an “intermediary” for further recovery process.
Read more at Resecurity.