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BlackCat / ALPHV Ransomware

ALPHV (BlackCat) Ransomware Group

The ‘ALPHV’ ransomware group, also known as ‘Blackcat,’ has emerged as a significant threat to businesses globally. The group has been responsible for numerous high-profile attacks, including those targeting critical infrastructure. The group’s modus operandi involves infiltrating corporate networks, exfiltrating data for double extortion purposes, and encrypting devices within the network. The US Justice Department announced a disruption campaign against the Blackcat ransomware group, including networks that support US critical infrastructure. The FBI developed a decryption tool that allowed FBI field offices across the country and law enforcement partners worldwide to decrypt files encrypted by the group, saving multiple victims from ransom demands totaling approximately $68 million.


  • [1] justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-disrupts-prolific-alphvblackcat-ransomware-variant
  • [2] cisa.gov/news-events/cybersecurity-advisories/aa23-353a
  • [3] globalinitiative.net/analysis/conti-ransomware-group-cybercrime/
  • [4] wired.com/story/alphv-blackcat-ransomware-doj-takedown/
  • [5] spiceworks.com/it-security/security-general/news/alphv-blackcat-ransomware-seized-retaliation/
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