BlackMatter ransomware

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2022
The strange similarities between Lockbit 3.0 and Blackmatter ransomware

Researchers found similarities between LockBit 3.0 ransomware and BlackMatter, which is a rebranded variant of the DarkSide ransomware. Cybersecurity researchers have found similarities between the latest version of the LockBit ransomware, LockBit 3.0, and the BlackMatter ransomware. The Lockbit 3.0 ransomware was released in June with important novelties such as a bug bounty program, Zcash payment, and new extortion […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2021
FBI, CISA, NSA published a joint advisory on BlackMatter ransomware operations

FBI, CISA, NSA have published a joint advisory about the operation of the BlackMatter ransomware gang and provides defense recommendations. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) have published an advisory that provides details about the BlackMatter ransomware operations and defense recommendations. This advisory provides […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2021
BlackMatter ransomware gang hit Technology giant Olympus

Technology giant Olympus announced it was the victim of a ransomware attack and is currently investigating the extent of the incident. Olympus issued a statement to announce that its European, Middle East and Africa computer network was hit by a ransomware attack. “Upon detection of suspicious activity, we immediately mobilized a specialized response team including […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 06, 2021
BlackMatter ransomware also targets VMware ESXi servers

BlackMatter gang rapidly evolves, the group has developed a Linux version that allows operators to targets VMware’s ESXi VM platform. The BlackMatter ransomware gang has implemented a Linux encryptor to targets VMware ESXi virtual machine platform. This is the last ransomware in order of time that is able to target VM platforms, some of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 29, 2021
BlackMatter and Haron, two new ransomware gangs in the threat landscape

The cyber threat landscape change continuously, recently two new ransomware-as-service (RaaS) operations named BlackMatter and Haron made the headlines. Recently, two new ransomware gangs, named BlackMatter and Haron, announced the beginning of the operations. The Haron malware was first described by the South Korean security firm S2W Lab, three day after a first sample of […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2021
BlackMatter ransomware group claims to be Darkside and REvil succesor

BlackMatter ransomware gang, a new threat actor appears in the threat landscape and claims to combine TTPs of Darkside and REvil. BlackMatter is a new ransomware gang that started its activity this week, the cybercriminals group claims to be the successor of Darkside and REvil groups. Lile other ransomware operations, BlackMatter also set up its […]