Ransomware Research

About BlackPink


BlackPink was first discovered in February 2019 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name BlackPink
First Seen February 2019

Behavior of BlackPink

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

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

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Characteristics of BlackPink

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


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 BlackPink 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 BlackPink.

File Namehow_to_recver_files.txt
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