FBI sounds alarm on BlackCat ransomware
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning regarding the BlackCat ransonware-as-a-service (RaaS).
The ransomware is reported to have hit at least 60 entities globally since its emergence in November of last year to March 2022.
Also known as ALPHV and Noberus, BlackCat is notable for being the first malware ever written in the Rust programming language. The language is known for being memory safe and offering improved performance.
“Many of the developers and money launderers for BlackCat/ALPHV are linked to DarkSide/BlackMatter, indicating they have extensive networks and experience with ransomware operations,” the FBI said in an advisory issued last week.