McAfee: Babuk ransomware decryptor causes encryption ‘beyond repair’

Jonathan Greig reports that a new report from McAfee Advanced Threat Research gives horrible reviews to Babuk’s cross-platform binary — so horrible that not only should victims not pay them, but affiliates should avoid them.

“It seems that Babuk has adopted live beta testing on its victims when it comes to its Golang binary and decryptor development. We have seen several victims’ machines encrypted beyond repair due to either a faulty binary or a faulty decryptor,” Seret and Keijzer said.

“Even if a victim gave in to the demands and was forced to pay the ransom, they still could not get their files back. We strongly hope that the bad coding also affects Babuk’s relationship with its affiliates.

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