Ransomware Research

About Admin Locker

Admin Locker

Admin Locker was first discovered in  in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Admin Locker
First Seen

Behavior of Admin Locker

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

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

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Characteristics of Admin Locker

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


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 Admin Locker ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.1admin, .2admin, .3admin, .admin1, .admin2, .admin3

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 Admin Locker.

File Name!!!Recovery File.txt

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 Admin Locker.

External Pages
  • http://adminavf4cikzbv6mbbp7ujpwhygnn2t3egiz2pswldj32krrml42wyd.onion
  • http://t.me/dotADMINbot
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