BlackCat ransomware gang claims to have hacked US defense contractor NJVC

Another US defense contractor suffered a data breach, the BlackCat ransomware gang claims to have hacked NJVC.

The ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang claims to have breached the IT firm NJVC, which supports the federal government and the United States Department of Defense. The company supports intelligence, defense, and geospatial organizations. The company has more than 1,200 employees in locations worldwide. 

🌐 BlackCat (ALPHV) #Ransomware team added NJVC to the victims’ list 🚨

NJVC is an information technology (IT) company supporting the federal government and the United States Department of Defense, with $290 Million in revenue from The United States 🇺🇸#Blackcat

— DarkFeed (@ido_cohen2) September 29, 2022

BlackCat added NJVC to the list of victims on its Tor leak site and is threatening to release the allegedly stolen data if the company will not pay the ransom.  

“We strongly recommend that you contact us to discuss your situation. Otherwise, the confidential data in our possession will be released in stages every 12 hours. There is a lot of material,” reads the ALPHV’s statement.

At the time of this writing, the ALPHV’s Tor leak site is not reachable and it is not clear if there is some link with the NJVC hack. Experts reported that the site was intermittently online, and someone noticed that the name of NJVC was removed from the site.

“Interestingly enough, BlackCat’s leak site on the dark web was accessible on 30 September, but NJVC was no longer posted among the gang’s victims. The latest current victim on the leak site was

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