ALPHV Ransomware

Also known as BlackCat, ALPHV is a ransomware family written in the Rust programming language. It's also the name of the cyber gang that exploits it.

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What Does an ALPHV Attack Look Like?

ALPHV is a ransomware group that has been active since 2021. This group adds another step to the double-extortion tactics used by many other ransomware groups, who steal data before encrypting it, demanding a ransom payment and threatening to release the stolen data to the public. Having done those, the ALPHV ransomware group will then add the threat of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack should the ransom demands go unmet.   

The attack will start with the ransomware gaining access to the system, working its way laterally throughout the network to steal sensitive and valuable files and data. Once satisfied with the files found, they will exfiltrate them, encrypting each file to render it inaccessible.   

From there, they will create a ransom note, personalised to the victim and attack with demands for a ransom, a threat to release the data and the threat of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.  

While the ransom note will be personalised to your system and data breach, it will often include a statement saying they will share a decryption key with you once the demands have been met. However, it is unlikely that you will receive any decryption key if you do pay the ransom, therefore, it is recommended that you reach out to Solace Cyber ransomware recovery service.  

Call us on 01202 308818 for an immediate response if you believe you are under attack from the ALPHV ransomware group.  

How Can Solace Cyber Help With an ALPHV Ransomware Attack?

A quick response will give you the best chance to reduce the impact of the attack and recover your data, so Solace Cyber will dispatch one of our teams to your site on the same day you employ us. 

Once they arrive on-site, they will initiate an onboarding process, which will include understanding what has happened and the creation of a custom action response plan for the situation.  

Our Digital Forensic Incident Response team will examine the breach to identify vulnerabilities, attack vectors, data loss, and system impacts. Then, the on-site and remote teams will work together to limit damage and prevent the incident from spreading further.  

With the attack contained, the Incident Response team will eradicate the cause of the attack and restore systems to a secure state. From here, they will work to recover as much data as possible, where possible. The engineers will implement backups where possible or repair and replace infrastructure where needed.  

To end the recovery process, our team will write a thorough report which will detail the digital forensics of the breach and our action plan. This report can be used as evidence for any criminal prosecutions and insurance claims, should it be needed.  

While recovering your data is our priority, we know that an attack can be nerve-wracking and stressful. So, each case gets a dedicated incident manager, who will ensure you are kept in the loop with actions and progress throughout the whole process.  


Advantages of Choosing Solace Cyber

As experts in ALPHV ransomware recovery, Solace Cyber offer the following benefits when working with us:  

  • Vast Experience: Solace Cyber has effectively helped hundreds of businesses recover from ALPHV ransomware attacks.  

  • 24/7 Security Operation Centre: For prompt responses, Solace Cyber offers 360-degree monitoring around the clock, 365 days a year.  

  • Accreditations: We hold several ISO accreditations and are recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Assured Service Provider.  

  • Forensic Approach: We focus on a quick recovery with an emphasis on protecting important forensic evidence.  

  • National Coverage: We offer on-site assistance around the UK.  

Experiencing an ALPHV ransomware attack? Contact us now at 01202 308818 for a quick response and professional recovery process.  

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