The notorious Russian ransomware group ALPHV/BlackCat claims to have stolen a significant amount of military documents from a contractor of the Pentagon, impacting Virginia-based IT services firm Technica Corporation.
This firm purportedly has access to classified information from US intelligence agencies. The breach also affected entities like the FBI and DCSA. The ransomware gang threatens to publish the stolen documents unless contacted by Technica Corporation, with screenshots of leaked documents as proof.
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The motive behind the attack remains unclear, though it’s speculated to extend beyond financial gain. The ALPHV/BlackCat gang has a history of cyber attacks, including involvement in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident. Despite a law enforcement crackdown in December 2023, the group resumed its operations, offering high ransom cuts to affiliates. However, rival gangs are also attempting to lure away their developers. The alleged data breach signifies the resurgence of the ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang.
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