ALPHV Ransomware Group Targets Clarion, Phil-Data Business Systems, and MNGI Digestive Health
The ALPHV ransomware group, also known as the Black Cat hacker collective, has recently targeted three new victims in their cyberattacks. The group has demonstrated adaptability and employed advanced technical methods in their attacks. The first victim, Clarion, was singled out as having "dangerous electronics" that can cause hacking. The second victim, MNGI Digestive Health, was targeted without explanation. The third victim, Phil-Data Business Systems Inc., was breached and the threat actor claimed to have accessed critical data. The veracity of these claims remains unverified. The ALPHV ransomware group has been targeting big corporations since November 2021 and has previously targeted organizations in the healthcare, education, electricity, and natural gas sectors. They have escalated their tactics by pressuring victims to pay ransom and providing an API for their leak site. The group has been linked to previous attacks on MGM Resorts, which may have been orchestrated through social engineering. The affected companies have not issued any updates or breach notifications, leaving the situation in limbo.