Ransomware Research

About AnonCrack


AnonCrack was first discovered in October 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name AnonCrack
First Seen October 2017


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

HiddenTear » AnonCrack

Behavior of AnonCrack

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

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

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Characteristics of AnonCrack

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


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 AnonCrack 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 AnonCrack.

File NamePAGO.txt


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

ExecutablesPaypal Money Sender V2.0.exe, hidden tear based fake paypal app

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 AnonCrack.

External Pages
  • mailto:anoncrack@protonmail.com
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