Ransomware Research

About AngryDuck


AngryDuck was first discovered in October 2016 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name AngryDuck
First Seen October 2016

Behavior of AngryDuck

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

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

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Characteristics of AngryDuck

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


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 AngryDuck 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 AngryDuck.

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