BlackByte ransomware decryptor released

A new form of malware found in a recent IT incident appears to have been inspired by other strains known to reap their operators’ huge financial rewards — but is likely the work of amateurs.

Dubbed BlackByte and discovered by Trustwave, the Windows-based ransomware is considered “odd” due to some of the design and function decisions made by its creators.

In a set of technical advisories published last week (1,2), the cybersecurity firm says the malware only targets systems that are not based on Russian or ex-USSR languages — a common trend in ransomware believed to be of Russian origin.

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Source: ZDNet