Ransomware Research

About Annabelle


Annabelle was first discovered in February 2018 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Annabelle
First Seen February 2018


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

FTSCoder » Annabelle » Annabelle NextGen

Behavior of Annabelle

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

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

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Characteristics of Annabelle

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


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 Annabelle 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 Annabelle.



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

Executablesnbnbnbnbnbnb, Vichingo455@Annabelle.exe, Annabelle.exe, Annabelle_ransom.exe, MrsMajor4.0.exe, Trojan-Ransom.Annabelle.exe, Trojan.Ransom.Annabelle.exe, 716335ba5cd1e7186c40295b199190e2b6655e48f1c1cbe12139ba67faa5e1ac_2.exe, Ransomware Annabelle.exe, install_C#.exe, nbnbnbnbnbnb.exe, annabelle.exe, ImLegend.exe, Annabelle.bin

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 Annabelle.

External Pages
  • http://annabelle85x9tbxiyki.onion
  • http://annabelle59j3mbtyyki.onion
  • discord:iCoreX#1337

Available Decryptors for Annabelle

Decryptors help to decrypt the infected ransomware files. Below are the known decryptors for files that have been infected by Annabelle.

If there are any known decryptors for this ransomware, they are linked here.

NameAnnabelle Ransomware decryption tool
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