BlackCat Ransomware, also known as ALPHV, is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) that first appeared in November 2021. It targets both Windows and Linux operating systems and is written in the Rust programming language.
This ransomware is particularly difficult to remove and may even disable antivirus software to maintain its presence on infected systems.
What sets BlackCat apart is its high affiliate payout rate of 90%, attracting more cybercriminals to use this particular ransomware. It’s also highly customizable, offering a JSON file for configuration, which allows for more targeted attacks.