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ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group has hit Scotland-based Real estate agent McEwan Fraser Legal. The hackers have announced their successful infiltration, claiming a staggering 323 GB of the company’s confidential information.
The stolen data includes intimate details of both employees and clients, financial records, and even a map of the company’s entire network infrastructure.
ALPHV Ransomware group steals 323 GB worth of data
According to the threat actor’s Telegram posts, the attack has impacted the company’s internal information and put clients’ sensitive data at risk. The ransomware group has obtained client documentation, including driver’s licenses, passports, financial information, credit card details, loan data, and agreements.
In addition, the attackers have obtained a complete network map with credentials for local and remote services. This provides them access to ‘the company’s entire network infrastructure and sensitive information, increasing the severity of the attack. The extent of the damage caused by the ALPHV Ransomware attack is yet to be determined.
McEwan Fraser Legal is working closely with cybersecurity experts to mitigate the damage and secure its systems. It has also notified its clients and employees about the breach and has advised them to take necessary precautions to protect their personal information.
McEwan Fraser Legal, known for its expertise in selling both residential and commercial properties, is now faced with the challenge of assessing the extent of the damage caused by this attack. The company is yet to release an official statement regarding the breach.
The Cyber Express reached out to a real estate firm but has yet to receive a response from them.
Who is the ALPHV ransomware group?
Dubbed the “Most Sophisticated Ransomware of 2021” within mere months of its debut, BlackCat, also referred to as AlphaV, ALPHV, AlphaVM, AL.PHV-ng, or Noberus, is rapidly climbing the ranks as a formidable threat.
With roots traced back to November 2021, this group quickly gained notoriety among researchers who suspect ties to infamous groups such as Revil, DarkSide, BlackMatter, and Conti.”
With a record 60+ successful breaches in just one month, the ALPHV ransomware group is wreaking havoc across various industries, including healthcare, public health, government, and energy.
The ransom demands from BlackCat are exorbitant, ranging from $400,000 to a staggering $3 million. The group is known for leveraging weaknesses in Windows operating systems, Exchange Servers, and Secure Mobile Access products to carry out attacks.