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U.S. Leads AlphV Ransomware Infrastructure Takedown

A decryptor was released by law enforcement for the prolific threat group and ransomware affiliate service behind some of 2023’s most high-profile attacks.

According to Construction Dive, law enforcement infiltrated and shut down the infrastructure of AlphV, the ransomware group behind a spree of high-profile attacks, the FBI and international law enforcement agencies said Tuesday.

AlphV, also known as Blackcat, targeted more than 1,000 victims during the past 18 months, making it the second-most prolific ransomware as a service group in the world, according to the Justice Department.

The DOJ connected the AlphV ransomware variant to attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure, including government facilities, emergency services, defense industrial base companies, manufacturing, healthcare organizations and schools.

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