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Ransomware review: December 2023

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Ransomware review: December 2023

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In November there were 457 total ransomware victims, making it the most active month for ransomware gangs in 2023 so far besides May. The top stories of the month include ALPHV’s shutdown, an increased focus on the healthcare sector, and high-profile attacks on Toyota, Boeing, and more using a Citrix Bleed vulnerability (CVE-2023-4966).

We’ve written about a few ransomware gangs getting shut down this year, including Hive in January and RansomedVC in October, but ALPHV is the latest—and arguably biggest—name to be crossed off of law enforcements’ hit list in 2023. The fate of the gang was sealed in early December, when their data leak sites suddenly became unavailable. Shortly thereafter, researchers at RedSense confirmed that law enforcement was indeed behind the takedown action.

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