Bit was first discovered in August 2020 in enterprise cloud environments. Bit is found in environments with a number of different names, including DCryptSoft, Readme, LolKek, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.
|First Seen||August 2020|
To better understand Bit, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Bit’s genealogy.
|DeathRansom » LolKek » Bit|
Behavior of Bit
Bit is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Bit is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Bit updates the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of Bit
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Bit.
Some ransomware will change or append a suffix to the end of the file after they are encrypted, including changing the extension of a file. Here are some of the possible suffixes that Bit ransomware is known to change.
|Suffixes||.readme, .ReadMe, .MME, .mrv|
Not all ransomware leaves a note. However, some ransomware leaves the infected party instructions on what the user should do to get rid of the ransomware, or satisfy the ransom. This often involves transferring money, often bitcoin or another cryptocurrency to a designated wallet.
Below are the type(s) of notes, content, and typical locations where Elastio has found ransom notes from Bit.
These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Bit.
|Executables||DCryptSoft.exe, 114.exe, 䶲䶮䶴䷣䷭䷢䷡䷠䶳䷠䷟䷞䷆䷩䷢.exe, 36880.exe, 101.exe, VlKvi.exe|
Ransomware often links to external pages such as payment pages, telegram contacts, etc. Below are some of the URLs Elastio has found to be associated with Bit.
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