AES-Matrix was first discovered in August 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.
|First Seen||August 2017|
Behavior of AES-Matrix
AES-Matrix is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that AES-Matrix is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. AES-Matrix unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of AES-Matrix
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about AES-Matrix.
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 AES-Matrix.
|File Name||pay and get your data back.txt|
|File Name||ACCUDATA_pay and get your data back.txt|
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 AES-Matrix.
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