Ransomware Research

About 4rw5w

4rw5w

4rw5w was first discovered in May 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name 4rw5w
First Seen May 2017
Targeting

Behavior of 4rw5w

4rw5w is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that 4rw5w is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. 4rw5w updates the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of 4rw5w

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about 4rw5w.

Suffixes

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 4rw5w ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.4rwcry4w

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 4rw5w.

Typemessage
LocationLogin

Executables

These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for 4rw5w.

Executables4rw4w.exe
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