Bad Rabbit Ransomware

Bad Rabbit

What is Bad Rabbit?

Bad Rabbit, a ransomware strain that first appeared in 2017, is believed to be a variant of Petya. Bad Rabbit virus infections, which are similar to other ransomware strains, lock victims’ computers, servers, and files, preventing them from regaining their access until a ransom, usually in Bitcoin, is paid.

Bad Rabbit virus is similar to other ransomware strains. It locks victims’ computers, servers, or files and prevents them from regaining access until the ransom, usually in Bitcoin, is paid. Learn more about ransomware here.


Bad Rabbit was first discovered in 2017. It shares similarities with ransomware strains WannaCry, Petya, and Petya.

Bad Rabbit attacks disguise themselves as Adobe Flash installers. They spread through drive-by downloads from compromised websites. This means that victims can be exposed simply by visiting malicious or compromised websites. Bad Rabbit malware embeds itself in websites via JavaScript that is injected into the site’s HTML code.

BadRabbit ransomware, which encrypts files by clicking on malicious installers, presents users with a black-and-red message. It states, “If you see this message, your files will be deleted.” Perhaps you were looking for a way of recovering your files. Don’t waste time.

The text requests $280 in Bitcoin and a 40-hour deadline to make payments. However, this is not always true in ransomware attacks.


Bad Rabbit ransomware attacks networks in two ways. As an encryptor (as it is with the Bad Rabbit malware), or as a screen lock. Encryptors can lock data on targeted systems, making it inaccessible to anyone without a decryption code. A screen locker simply blocks access to the system via a lock screen that simply claims that the system is encrypted.[2]

It is far better to prevent Bad Rabbit ransomware than to fix it.

Once you realize that you are the victim of the Bad Rabbit ransomware attack, follow these steps to respond:[3]

  1. Get in touch with law enforcement
  2. Disconnect all computers, servers, and other equipment from your network.
  3. Based on your threat intelligence knowledge, determine the extent of the problem.
  4. Organize a response. Screen lockers are an example of ransomware that is easier to remove. Others might require a complete reimaging of the system and recovery files from backup.
  5. You can find free ransomware encryption tools, but don’t rely upon them. They may not work for all ransomware types and may not be able to help you recover your files.
  6. Back up your files and restore them.