The B4WQ virus is ransomware that is descendant from the earlier B2DR threat. Like its parent it uses a modular engine that seeks to encrypt sensitive personal files. Our article explores the technical aspect of the infections and shows how victims can remove active infections.
B4WQ Virus – Distribution Ways
The B4WQ virus is a newly reported ransomware that is being distributed in a small attack campaign. Due to the limited reports the analyst cannot trace down the preferred method of distribution, consequently all of the popular ones can be used.
The criminals can use email SPAM messages that rely on social engineering tricks that manipulate the recipients into interacting with the malicious content. The B4WQ virus can be either directly attached to the messages or hyperlinked in the body contents. They are also the main delivery method for distributing payload carriers. Two of the most popular types are the following:
- Infected Documents — The B4WQ virus code can be embedded in files of various types: text files, spreadsheets or presentations. The mechanism depends on a script execution (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/remove-b4wq-virus-b2dr-ransomware-restore-b4wq-files/