Targeting of AlphV ransomware group
Date of report
  • December 2023
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI broke into the networks of the AlphV ransomware group and some of its affiliates. It used that access to steal decryption keys from the group and distribute them to over five hundred affected organizations over eighteen months. In December 2023, the FBI seized the group’s leak site and severely curtailed its operations.
Suspected victims
  • AlphV ransomware group
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Data destruction
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response