Threat Signal Report

RansomBoggs Ransomware Targeted Multiple Ukrainian Organizations

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FortiGuard Labs is aware of a report that a new ransomware strain named "RansomBoggs" was deployed to multiple unnamed organizations in Ukraine. The ransomware encrypts files on compromised machines and provides attacker's contact information for victims to talk with the attacker for file recovery.

Why is this Significant?

This is significant because RansomBoggs is the latest ransomware that targets Ukrainian organizations. Based on the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used in the attack, security vendor ESET attributed RansomBoggs to the Sandworm APT group who is believed to be associated with the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

What is RansomBoggs Ransomware?

RansomBoggs ransomware encrypts files on compromised machines and adds a ".chsch" file extension to the affected files. It drops a ransom note requesting victims to get in touch with the attacker for file recovery.

Currently, there is no indication that RansomBoggs ransomware has wiper functionality.

What is the Status of Coverage?

FortiGuard Labs provides the following AV signature for RansomBoggs ransomware:

  • MSIL/Filecoder.A!tr.ransom


Traffic Light Protocol

Color When Should it Be used? How may it be shared?


Not for disclosure, restricted to participants only.
Sources may use TLP:RED when information cannot be effectively acted upon by additional parties, and could lead to impacts on a party's privacy, reputation, or operations if misused. Recipients may not share TLP:RED information with any parties outside of the specific exchange, meeting, or conversation in which it was originally disclosed. In the context of a meeting, for example, TLP:RED information is limited to those present at the meeting. In most circumstances, TLP:RED should be exchanged verbally or in person.


Limited disclosure, restricted to participants’ organizations.
Sources may use TLP:AMBER when information requires support to be effectively acted upon, yet carries risks to privacy, reputation, or operations if shared outside of the organizations involved. Recipients may only share TLP:AMBER information with members of their own organization, and with clients or customers who need to know the information to protect themselves or prevent further harm. Sources are at liberty to specify additional intended limits of the sharing: these must be adhered to.


Limited disclosure, restricted to the community.
Sources may use TLP:GREEN when information is useful for the awareness of all participating organizations as well as with peers within the broader community or sector. Recipients may share TLP:GREEN information with peers and partner organizations within their sector or community, but not via publicly accessible channels. Information in this category can be circulated widely within a particular community. TLP:GREEN information may not be released outside of the community.


Disclosure is not limited.
Sources may use TLP:WHITE when information carries minimal or no foreseeable risk of misuse, in accordance with applicable rules and procedures for public release. Subject to standard copyright rules, TLP:WHITE information may be distributed without restriction.