Ransomware Research

About 3nCRY


3nCRY was first discovered in September 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name 3nCRY
First Seen September 2017

Behavior of 3nCRY

3nCRY is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that 3nCRY is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. 3nCRY unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of 3nCRY

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about 3nCRY.


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 3nCRY ransomware is known to change.


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 3nCRY.

File NameREAD_ME.txt
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