What is BlackByteNT ransomware?
BlackByteNT ransomware, also known as BlackByte v3 ransomware, is the latest virus released by the infamous BlackByte ransomware group. Designed to attack primarily large companies, this virus may nonetheless find its way into the computers of regular folks.
Like all ransomware, BlackByteNT encrypts files with the aim of demanding money for decryption. In this case, the hackers also threaten to release corporate secrets: the victim is informed that their files are selling on auction in the dark web.
Files encrypted by BlackByteNT ransomware are renamed. Their names are replaced with random gibberish, while their extensions are replaced with “.blackbytent” file extension. The ransom note, meanwhile, is called “BB_Readme_[RANDOM].txt”, where “[RANDOM]” is a string of eight random numbers and letters. You may read the ransom note on the image above, however, it does not contain any valuable information such as ransom amount. The hackers simply threaten the victim and give them a few dark web links to follow.
Governments all around the world advise against paying the ransomware criminals, as it only results in further attacks. And an individual whose computer has been infected with BlackByteNT by accident will not be able to pay either way. So, you need another way to remove BlackByteNT ransomware and decrypt .blackbytent files. Read the guide below to learn about your options.