One of the biggest cybersecurity risks that enterprises must deal with is the spread of ransomware that encrypts files. A malware attack using a class of malware known as a loader sometimes precedes a network breach that ends with a ransomware infection. Using this virus as a gateway into a company’s network, other payloads—such as malware or tools—are subsequently installed.
Akira, a relatively recent ransomware strain, and the now-defunct Conti strain are two examples of threat actors linked to ransomware that have been using the Bumblebee kind of loader more frequently. Multiple threat actors employ Bumblebee, a program written in the C++ programming language, to establish initial footholds in high-value enterprise systems.