The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is sounding the alarm on the BlackCat ransomware-as-a-service. Also called ALPHV and No Cerberus, the ransomware is notable for being the first-ever malware written in the Rust programming language. The disclosure comes weeks after twin reports from Cisco Talos and Kasperksy uncovered links between BlackCat and...

The FBI doesn't encourage paying ransoms as there is no guarantee that this will enable the recovery of encrypted files. But it did acknowledge that victims may be compelled to heed to such demands to protect shareholders, employees, and customers. The FBI is urging organizations to review domain controllers, servers, workstations, and active directories for new or unrecognized user accounts.
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