Exit Scam: BlackCat Ransomware Group Vanishes After $22 Million Payout

Following the posting of a false law enforcement seizure banner, the threat actors responsible for the BlackCat ransomware shut down their darknet website and most likely pulled an escape fraud.

BlackCat/ALPHV was not apprehended. The security researcher Fabian Wosar said that they are exit scamming their affiliates. If you look at the source code of the updated takedown notice, it is very evident.

There is no justification at all for law enforcement to use a stored copy of the takedown notification rather than the original takedown notice when conducting a seizure.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom informed Reuters that it was unrelated to any outages to the BlackCat network read more BlackCat Ransomware Group Vanishes After $22 Million Payout.

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