Ransomware Research

About BlackFireEye


BlackFireEye was first discovered in July 2018 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name BlackFireEye
First Seen July 2018


To better understand BlackFireEye, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of BlackFireEye’s genealogy.

AresCrypt » BlackFireEye,Cyspt Ransomware

Behavior of BlackFireEye

BlackFireEye is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that BlackFireEye is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. BlackFireEye unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of BlackFireEye

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about BlackFireEye.


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 BlackFireEye ransomware is known to change.


Ransomware Notes

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 BlackFireEye.



These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for BlackFireEye.

ExecutablesCrackerSocialNetwork V3.5.exe, Sample_5b444b02e9c07b125f933a3b.exe, BlackRansomwareFireeye.exe, CrackerSocialNetwork.BlackRansomwareFireeye.bin, Sample_5b4449fde9c07b125f933a38.exe
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