Ransomware Research

About Acepy


Acepy was first discovered in March 2022 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Acepy
First Seen March 2022

Behavior of Acepy

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

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

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Characteristics of Acepy

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


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 Acepy 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 Acepy.



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

Executablesransomware.exe, 2.exe, 1.exe

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 Acepy.

External Pages
  • mailto:AcepyRansom@protonmail.com
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