BlackMatter ransomware claims to be shutting down due to police pressure

The BlackMatter ransomware is allegedly shutting down its operation due to pressure from the authorities and recent law enforcement operations.

BlackMatter operates a private ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) website that affiliates can use to communicate with the core operators, open support tickets, and receive new ransomware builds.

Today, security research group VX-Underground was sent a screenshot of a message allegedly posted by the BlackMatter operators on November 1st on the RaaS website. This post warns affiliates that the ransomware operation was shutting down in 48 hours.

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