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07 December 2023

New Black Basta ransomware possibly linked to Conti group

A new ransomware operation named Black Basta has targeted at least a dozen companies and some researchers believe there may be a connection to the notorious Conti group. The existence of Black Basta came to light in midApril, but MalwareHunterTeam researchers spotted a sample apparently compiled in February. The cybercriminals behind Black Basta use malware to encrypt files on compromised systems, appending the .basta extension to encrypted files. In addition, like many other ransomware groups, they steal large amounts of information from victims in an effort to increase their chances of getting paid.


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