BlackMatter ransomware gang says it’s disbanding – again – after Ukraine arrests

A member of the BlackMatter (aka Darkside) ransomware gang has publicly claimed the extortionists are shutting down, causing much excitement within the infosec world.

A Russian-language message reportedly posted on a forum used by ransomware criminals is said to have announced BlackMatter’s second disappearance of 2021, the gang previously pulling a disappearing act under their former name of Darkside.

The vx-underground Twitter account was used to post both the screenshot and a claimed translation. The Register is unable to vouch for the accuracy of the translation.

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Source: The Register

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