Alert Issued About Ongoing BlackMatter Ransomware Attacks

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

A joint alert has been issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) about ongoing BlackMatter ransomware attacks.

The group has been conducting attacks in the United States since July 2021, which have included attacks on critical infrastructure entities and two organizations in the U.S. Food and Agriculture Sector. Evidence has been obtained that links the gang to the DarkSide ransomware gang that conducted attacks between September 2020 and May 2021, including the attack on Colonial Pipeline, with BlackMatter ransomware potentially a rebrand of the DarkSide operation.

Investigations into the attacks have...

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