Oops! Black Basta ransomware flubs encryption

Researchers at SRLabs have made a decryption tool available for Black Basta ransomware, allowing some victims of the group to decrypt files without paying a ransom.

The decryptor works for victims whose files were encrypted between November 2022 and December 2023. The decryptor, called Black Basta Buster, exploits a flaw in the encryption algorithm used in older versions of the Black Basta group’s ransomware. The bug was fixed by the group in mid-December, probably as a result of the discovery, so it won’t work on the most recent attacks.

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Source: Malwarebytes Labs