FBI: BlackByte ransomware breached US critical infrastructure


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Feb 4, 2016
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that the BlackByte ransomware group has breached the networks of at least three organizations from US critical infrastructure sectors in the last three months.
This was disclosed in a TLP:WHITE joint cybersecurity advisory released Friday in coordination with the US Secret Service.

"As of November 2021, BlackByte ransomware had compromised multiple US and foreign businesses, including entities in at least three US critical infrastructure sectors (government facilities, financial, and food & agriculture).," the federal law enforcement agency said [PDF].

"BlackByte is a Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) group that encrypts files on compromised Windows host systems, including physical and virtual servers."