FBI: BlackCat ransomware scratched 60-plus orgs

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle reports:

IN BRIEF The BlackCat ransomware gang, said to be the first-known ransomware group to successfully break into networks with Rust-written malware, has attacked at least 60 organizations globally as of March, according to the FBI.

BlackCat, also known as ALPHV, is a relatively new group of cybercriminals that operates a Windows ransomware-as-a-service. But while it only appeared on the ransomware crime scene in November 2021, security researchers and federal law enforcement have linked its developers and money launderers to the notorious Darkside/Blackmatter crime rings, “indicating they have extensive networks and experience with ransomware operations,” the FBI said in a security alert [PDF] this week.

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