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Black Basta Ransomware Teams Up with Malware Stalwart Qbot

Black Basta Ransomware Teams Up with Malware Stalwart Qbot

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A newcomer on the ransomware scene has coopted a 14-year-old malware variant to help it maintain persistence on a targeted network in a recent attack, researchers have found.

Black Basta, a ransomware group that emerged in April, leveraged Qbot, (a.k.a. Quakbot), to move laterally on a compromised network, researchers from security consulting firm NCC Group wrote in a blog post published this week. Researchers also observed in detail how Black Basta operates.

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