Ransomware group BlackCat behind Italy’s GSE hacking, researchers say

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By Supantha Mukherjee and Elvira Pollina STOCKHOLM/MILAN (Reuters) – Hacking group BlackCat was behind a recent attack on Italy’s state-owned energy services firm GSE, stole a massive amount of data and threatened to publish if their demands were not met, according to security researchers and documents seen by Reuters. In a ransomware attack, hackers steal data and threaten their victims with data leaks, often extorting them for a crypto currency payment. BlackCat, also known as ALPHV, emerged in mid-November last year and is known for launching sophisticated attacks on scores of companies acr…

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