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November 2, 2021

The ‘Groove’ Ransomware Gang Was a Hoax

This post was originally published on this siteA number of publications in September warned about the emergence of “Groove,” a new ransomware group that called on competing extortion gangs to unite in attacking U.S. government interests online. It now appears that Groove was all a big hoax designed to toy with security firms and journalists. “An appeal to business brothers!” reads the Oct. 22 post from Groove calling for attacks on the United States government sector. Groove was first announced Aug. 22 on RAMP, a new and fairly exclusive Russian-language darknet cybercrime forum. “GROOVE is first and foremost an aggressive […]