Ransomware Research

About Al-Namrood


Al-Namrood was first discovered in September 2016 in enterprise cloud environments. Al-Namrood is found in environments with a number of different names, including Al-Namrood 2.0, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Al-Namrood
  • Al-Namrood 2.0
First Seen September 2016


To better understand Al-Namrood, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Al-Namrood’s genealogy.

Apocalypse » Al-Namrood

Behavior of Al-Namrood

Al-Namrood is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Al-Namrood is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Al-Namrood unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of Al-Namrood

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Al-Namrood.


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 Al-Namrood ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.not_available, .ciphered, .access_denied

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 Al-Namrood.

File NameInfection.TXT
File Name{origin_filename}.Read_Me.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 Al-Namrood.

External Pages
  • mailto:decryptioncompany@inbox.ru
  • mailto:fabianwosar@inbox.ru
  • mailto:cryptservice@inbox.ru
  • mailto:cryptsvc@mail.ru
  • jabber:cryptservice@jabber.ua
  • mailto:crypt64@mail.ru
  • jabber:crypt32@jabber.ua
  • mailto:crypt32@mail.ru
  • mailto:kevinrobinson@inbox.ru
  • mailto:decryptgroup@inbox.ru
  • mailto:decryptgroup@india.com
  • jabber:decryptgroup@xmpp.jp
  • jabber:cryptsvc@securejabber.me
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