BlackCat's Rust-based ransomware could be more reliable and faster than other attacks

Tom Allen
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Rust is a much less common programming language to use for malware than C/C++, but has inherent advantages
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Rust is a much less common programming language to use for malware than C/C++, but has inherent advantages

The new ransomware group BlackCat has attacked at least 60 organisations around the world as of last month, says the FBI.

First seen in November 2021, BlackCat - aka ALPHV and Noberus - is said to be the first known ransomware group to successfully break into networks using malware written in the Rust programming lang...

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