Ransomware Research

About Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel was first discovered in November 2016 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Angela Merkel
First Seen November 2016

Behavior of Angela Merkel

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

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

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Characteristics of Angela Merkel

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


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 Angela Merkel 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 Angela Merkel.



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

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