Bet9ja website hacked by Russian group Blackcat


The management of Bet9ja revealed that its website had been hacked by the Russian group Blackcat.

This was revealed by Bet9ja in a statement in which it identified the perpetrators as Russian group Blackcat, notorious for several attacks on huge companies around the world.

The gambling site said the group had already demanded a ransom but insists it will not agree to the hacker group’s terms.

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What they say

Part of the statement reads, “The entire Bet9ja system was attacked by Russian group Blackcat, famous for several attacks against huge companies around the world. It’s a huge hacker attack by this Russian group but our people have been working since yesterday without s’ stop for a minute to restore all services but it’s not easy.

“They are already asking for a ransom but we will never accept their terms. it’s important to let you know so we’re all on the same page. They hit us hard but of course they can’t kill us. We will hold on and come back even stronger.

“Please don’t be discouraged, we will surely restore things as soon as possible and provide an update on the progress.”

Bet9ja acknowledged in a previous social media post that user funds and winnings are safe as it works to resolve the issue.

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What you should know

  • Russian-linked cybercrime gang BlackCat was behind the ransomware attacks that suppressed and hindered payments at some German gas stations in January, according to reports.
  • It has been reported that hackers using a strain of ransomware known as “Black Cat” have infected the computers of Mabanaft GmbH and Oiltanking Group GmbH.
  • BlackCat (also known as ALPHV) is a relatively new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation that aggressively recruits affiliates from other ransomware groups and targets organizations around the world.


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