Cyber Security

What is SABS Ransomware?

SABS ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts all the files on a computer until the user pays a ransom. SABS ransomware can query sensitive processor information and a list of all running processes. It can also monitor Window changes, and modify the Windows registry.

Once installed on a computer, SABS ransomware will begin encrypting files with a .SABS extension. The ransomware will then display a ransom message demanding payment in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency to release the files.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. The malware is proliferating at a rapid rate and is one of the most devastating forms of cybercrime. Ransomware can be used for espionage and cyber warfare, but it is most often used for criminal purposes.

How Does Ransomware Spread?

Ransomware is typically delivered via email and distributed via infected websites or phishing campaigns. The malware is usually hidden in an attachment or link. Once opened, the ransomware will infect the computer, encrypt the files, and display a message demanding a ransom to restore access.

SABS Ransomware Capabilities

SABS ransomware uses process injection techniques to inject code into processes, evade process-based defences, and possibly elevate privileges. SABS ransomware may attempt to get a listing of open application windows. Window listings could convey information about how the system is used or give context to information collected by a keylogger. SABS ransomware uses System Information Discovery attack techniques to gather detailed information about the target system, including the operating system and hardware information. The ransomware author can use this information to determine whether or not to fully infect the target and/or take specific actions.

Mitigations Against SABS Ransomware:

  1. Configure endpoint security solutions to block process injection in order to mitigate SABS ransomware attacks. 
  2. Restrict or disable remote access to WMI for all users, except administrators. 
  3. Back up your data regularly. 
  4. Educate your users about ransomware and how to avoid it.

How to Remove Ransomware?

There are several ways to remove ransomware. One of the most common ways is to wipe the affected files from the computer and restore them from a backup. If you don't have a backup or cannot wipe the affected files, you can use antivirus software to remove ransomware. If you don't have antivirus software, you can use a computer with an operating system that wasn't affected by the virus and try to restore the system via the second computer.

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