Nyx ransomware is the newest variant recently discovered by cyber researchers. This new ransomware practices one of the most feared strategies for ransomware attack victims: double extortion.
This refers to the fact that they not only encrypt the data, but also steal it. In this way, they can exert greater pressure, threatening to release the stolen data if there is a delay in paying the ransom.
Unfortunately, this psychological pressure technique ends up working. For this reason, new ransomware variants decide to adopt the same strategy.
But to make the double extortion work, Nyx ransomware follows a well-defined methodology.
Once the environment is hacked, the attackers then launch the Nyx ransomware, which takes care of scouring the environment for files relevant to the encryption.
The Nyx ransomware then copies the selected files to a system belonging to those responsible for the attack. It is precisely this data which will be used as pressure for the double extortion.
Only then can the files be encrypted. Nyx ransomware adds the following structured extension to all encrypted files: [victim unique ID].[attacker contact email address].NYX
A ransom note called READ_ME.txt is then generated so that the victim can contact the attackers and pay the ransom.
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