What is LockCrypt 2.0 BDKR?
A new variant of LockCrypt 2.0 was discovered late in September 2018. This version is identical to the original LockCrypt 2.0 first spotted in the wild in April 2018 with the exception of the extension it appends to all the files it infects. This version adds the extension “.BDKR” to encrypted files.
How does LockCrypt 2.0 BDKR infect users?
Rather than being spread through infected email attachments or other common malware vectors, LockCrypt 2.0 is typically installed manually onto its victims’ computers and networks by taking advantage of Remote Desktop Protocol vulnerabilities or other insecure components of a target’s network. In other words, becoming infected by LockCrypt 2.0 BDKR and other variants of the virus involves becoming the victim of a data breach.