ABCLocker was first discovered in July 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.
|First Seen||July 2017|
To better understand ABCLocker, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of ABCLocker’s genealogy.
|CloudSword » ABCLocker|
Behavior of ABCLocker
ABCLocker is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that ABCLocker is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. ABCLocker updates the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of ABCLocker
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about ABCLocker.
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 ABCLocker.
These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for ABCLocker.
|Executables||cloudsword.exe, abclocker.exe, Tory.exe, Windows Update.exe|
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 ABCLocker.
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