BlackByte Ransomware Virus

As with other ransomware or crypto-virus, BlackByte’s operations begins by spying on the entire system. It locates certain files where users possibly written their important credentials and information.
After the scan, BlackByte will encode the data using an advanced algorithm technique.
Files infected by BlackByte ransomware will continue to be inaccessible unless victims decided to acquire the services of attackers.

Then, it will leave a note with a file name BlackNote and BlackByte_restoremyfiles, which contains the ransom message and instructions of the attackers.
It also specifies how to retrieve locked files and how much it would cost to purchase the decryption program.
Normally, the BlackByte ransomware authors will huge amount of money that is in the form of crypto currency like Bitcoin. Note that the majority of these file coder virus only accepts cryptocurrency for their transaction that is hard to track.
Research shows that malware can spread through mass spam and intrusive online advertising.
Typically, data encrypting criminals happen to act as a person of a known company and send emails to random email users.
By using an engaging topic to get the attention of online users, the ransomware were unknowingly executed and infects the computer.
The moment that victims opens it, malicious software will be active on the operating system. Then, it will start working and locating precious information as well as vulnerable settings that it can exploit.

The developers of BlackByte work like any other ransomware handlers to contaminate the computers.
These types of cyber criminals still have a goal of generating revenue by charging ransom fees for their victims.

Sign Up For Threat Alerts

Loading...
Threats Icon

Nov 29, 2021

IKEA email systems hit by ongoing cyberattack

IKEA is battling an ongoing cyberattack where threat actors are targeting employees in internal phishing...

Threats Icon

Nov 28, 2021

Tardigrade Malware targets Biomanufacturing Facilities

An advanced persistent threat (APT) has been linked to cyberattacks on two biomanufacturing companies that...

Threats Icon

Nov 25, 2021

RATDispenser – Stealthy JavaScript Loader Dispensing RATs

Attackers are using an evasive JavaScript loader, RATDispenser, to distribute remote access Trojans (RATs) and...

Threats Icon

Nov 24, 2021

Memento Team uses password-protected archives to bypass...

Calling themselves "Memento team", actors use Python-based ransomware that they reconfigured after setbacks. This was...

Threats Icon

Nov 23, 2021

Squirrelwaffle Exploits ProxyShell and ProxyLogon to Hijack...

Squirrelwaffle emerged as a new loader that is spread through spam campaigns. It is known...

Threats Icon

Nov 22, 2021

Emotet Returns

Back in January 2021, law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide took down the Emotet botnet....

Threats Icon

Nov 18, 2021

Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Cyber Actors Exploiting Microsoft...

The Iranian government-sponsored APT actors are actively targeting a broad range of victims across multiple...

Threats Icon

Nov 17, 2021

Web compromises in the Middle East with...

ESET researchers have discovered strategic web compromise (aka watering hole) attacks against high-profile websites in...

Threats Icon

Nov 16, 2021

MosesStaff techniques: Ideology over Money

Hacker group MosesStaff began targeting Israeli organizations, joining a wave of attacks which was started...

Threats Icon

Nov 15, 2021

Lyceum mass backdoor attacks

Lyceum backdoors appear to have targeted ISPs and telecommunication operators in Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and...

Threats Icon

Nov 14, 2021

New Golang malware (BotenaGo) targeting millions of...

Analysts have found new malware written in the open source programming language Golang. Deployed with...

Threats Icon

Nov 11, 2021

Fresh Variant of Snake Keylogger Malware

Snake Keylogger is a malware developed using .NET. It first appeared in late 2020 and...

Threats Icon

Nov 10, 2021

Mekotio Banker – Improved Stealth and Ancient...

A banking Trojan called "Mekotio" that targeted Latin America countries in the past, now making...

Threats Icon

Nov 09, 2021

Targeted Attack Campaign Against ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus...

US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert warning that advanced persistent threat...

Threats Icon

Nov 08, 2021

SquirrelWaffle Leverages malspam to deliver Qakbot

Recently, a new threat, referred to as "SquirrelWaffle" is being spread more widely via spam...