Ransomware Research

About Alphabet


Alphabet was first discovered in December 2016 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Alphabet
First Seen December 2016

Behavior of Alphabet

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

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

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Characteristics of Alphabet

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

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 Alphabet.



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

ExecutablesAlphabet.exe, Trojan.Ransom.Alphabet.exe, Ransomware Alphabet.exe, Alphabet.bin, Alphabet_ransomware, Alphabet_ransomware.exe, 33.exe, Alphabet_ransomware.vir...exe
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