A victim of a ransomware attack paid to restore access to their network, but the cybercriminals did not hold up their end of the deal. The real-life incident, as detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Barracuda Networks, occurred in August 2021, when hackers from the BlackMatter ransomware group used a phishing email to compromise a single victim's account at an undisclosed company. First seen in July 2021, BlackMatter is a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) tool that allows the ransomware's dev
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