The FBI disrupted the AlphV ransomware group’s operations by seizing control of its infrastructure, releasing a software tool that allowed approximately 500 victims to restore their systems and data. However, AlphV regained control of its dark-web site and claimed the FBI’s actions would prevent another 3,000 victims’ data from being decrypted. Furthermore, AlphV removed restrictions on hacking hospitals and critical infrastructure, likely trying to prevent the defection of affiliates.
The ALPHV BlackCat and LockBit ransomware groups are causing havoc in the US healthcare sector, with a surge in cyberattacks on hospitals and pharmacies. The