BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware asks $5 million to unlock Austrian state

Austrian federal state Carinthia has been hit by the BlackCat ransomware gang, also known as ALPHV, who demanded a $5 million to unlock the encrypted computer systems.

The attack occurred on Tuesday and has caused severe operational disruption of government services, as thousands of workstations have allegedly been locked by the threat actor.

Carinthia’s website and email service are currently offline and the administration is unable to issue new passports or traffic fines.

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Source: Bleeping Computer