FBI, Secret Service provide guidance on BlackByte ransomware

Becker's Health IT

Katie Adams

The FBI and U.S. Secret Service issued an advisory that warns of cyberattacks waged by BlackByte. Here are three things to know:

BlackByte is a ransomware group that encrypts files on compromised Windows host systems.

The advisory, issued Feb. 11, said BlackByte ransomware has targeted at least three critical infrastructure sectors in the U.S.: government facilities, financial services and food and agriculture.

The advisory provides...

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