BlackBasta was first discovered in April 2022 in enterprise cloud environments. BlackBasta is found in environments with a number of different names, including Black Basta, SafeMode, BlackBasta Doxware, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.
|First Seen||April 2022|
To better understand BlackBasta, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of BlackBasta’s genealogy.
|Conti » BlackBasta|
Behavior of BlackBasta
BlackBasta is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that BlackBasta is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. BlackBasta updates the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of BlackBasta
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about BlackBasta.
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 BlackBasta ransomware is known to change.
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 BlackBasta.
These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for BlackBasta.
|Executables||ADA1.exe, UpdateReminder.exe, MONDIAL_c.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 BlackBasta.
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