Ransomware Research

About Apocalypse


Apocalypse was first discovered in June 2016 in enterprise cloud environments. Apocalypse is found in environments with a number of different names, including ApocalypseVM, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Apocalypse
  • ApocalypseVM
First Seen June 2016


To better understand Apocalypse, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Apocalypse’s genealogy.

Apocalypse » Apocalypse-Missing » Kangaroo

Behavior of Apocalypse

Apocalypse is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Apocalypse is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Apocalypse resets the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of Apocalypse

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Apocalypse.


Some ransomware will change or append a suffix to the end of the file after they are encrypted, including changing the extension of a file. Here are some of the possible suffixes that Apocalypse ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.bleepYourFiles, .unavailable, .Encryptedfile, .SecureCrypted, .encrypted, .locked, .FuckYourData, /.[a-z0-9]{13}/

Ransomware Notes

Not all ransomware leaves a note. However, some ransomware leaves the infected party instructions on what the user should do to get rid of the ransomware, or satisfy the ransom. This often involves transferring money, often bitcoin or another cryptocurrency to a designated wallet.

Below are the type(s) of notes, content, and typical locations where Elastio has found ransom notes from Apocalypse.

File Name{origin_filename}.How_To_Decrypt.txt


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Apocalypse.


External Pages

Ransomware often links to external pages such as payment pages, telegram contacts, etc. Below are some of the URLs Elastio has found to be associated with Apocalypse.

External Pages
  • mailto:decryptionservice@mail.ru
  • mailto:decryptservice@inbox.ru
  • mailto:decryptservice@mail.ru
  • mailto:decryptionservice@inbox.ru
  • mailto:decryptdata@inbox.ru
  • mailto:ransomware.attack@list.ru
  • mailto:cryptcorp@inbox.ru
  • mailto:recovery@mail15.com
  • mailto:cryptservice@inbox.ru
  • jabber:decryptservice@jabber.ua
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