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Feds Snarl ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Operation

The US Department of Justice claims responsibility for dismantling ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware sites and infiltrating its network. The operation entailed coordination with an informant who managed to gain access to the ransomware group’s breach management systems. The FBI is also providing a decryption tool for the more than 500 identified victims to recover their systems. The operation, which some experts think could signal the end of the group’s activities, sends a strong message to cyber criminals and increases costs for committing cybercrimes.

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