Ransomware Research

About Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous was first discovered in February 2023 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Anonymous
First Seen February 2023

Genealogy

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

Ryuk.Net » Anonymous
Targeting

Behavior of Anonymous

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

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

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Characteristics of Anonymous

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

Suffixes

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 Anonymous ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes/.[a-z0-9]{4}$/

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 Anonymous.

Typefile
File Namefor dencrypt
LocationEveryFolder
Typescreenshot
LocationDesktop

Executables

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

ExecutablesGta v online.exe, svchost.exe, 2023-02-01_47e14a46326791625b67704d4329bed6_wannacry

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 Anonymous.

External Pages
  • http://cp7dbi4mnfsypdwof3ceu77qrdpzrgjy5audloyjhsanx2jwaup4u6qd.onion
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