Exit Scam BlackCat Ransomware Group Vanishes After $22 Million Payout


The BlackCat ransomware group has disappeared, likely staging an exit scam, after allegedly receiving a $22 million ransom payment from UnitedHealth’s Change Healthcare unit and refusing to share it with an affiliate. The group had recently claimed to be a victim of law enforcement actions, but security researchers suggest this is a ruse. Speculation arises that BlackCat might rebrand and resurface in the future. The incident highlights the complex dynamics within ransomware groups and their affiliates.

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