Black Basta Ransomware Strikes 500+ Entities; US Agencies Issue Joint Cybersecurity Alert

May 13, 2024
Black Basta Ransomware Strikes 500+ Entities; US Agencies Issue Joint Cybersecurity Alert
  • The FBI, CISA, HHS, and MS-ISAC issued a joint advisory on the Black Basta ransomware, which has targeted over 500 global organizations.

  • Black Basta ransomware has been active since April 2022 and is linked to the Conti Group, impacting sectors such as healthcare and critical infrastructure.

  • The ransomware has extorted at least $107 million in Bitcoin from over 329 victims, with money laundering via Russian crypto exchange Garantex.

  • US agencies advise critical infrastructure entities to adopt specific cyber defenses, such as prompt updates and phishing-resistant MFA.

  • The advisory, shared with AHA members, emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity in hospitals, including ransomware signature updates for network defenses.

  • The DOJ announced charges against a Russian for cyber activities, while various groups and lawmakers focus on cybersecurity responsibilities and legislation.

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