Medical Research Executive Hit in SIM-Swapping Attack by ALPHV Gang
Ransomware gang Alphv, also known as BlackCat, claims to have stolen data from Advarra, a firm that assists with medical trials. The criminals gained access to an executive's accounts by SIM swapping their cellphone number. They have allegedly stolen over 120GB of confidential data, including information on customers, patients, and employees. The gang has threatened to leak or sell the data if a ransom is not paid. They have already shared personal information as proof of the intrusion. Advarra is currently investigating the breach. This incident follows the recent leak of data from Morrison Community Hospital by the same ransomware group.