BlackCat

What is BlackCat and How to Stop It.

What is BlackCat and How to Stop It.

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks – In November 2021, security professionals first observed a new strain of ransomware known as BlackCat (or ALPHV), targeting organizations across multiple industries worldwide. The group running BlackCat operates within the “ransomware-as-a-service” (RaaS) business model like other common ransomware groups. They effectively license their software to cybercriminals to use in ransomware attacks for a percentage of the final ransom payment.

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