Ransomware Research

About Anton-Artemon


Anton-Artemon was first discovered in February 2021 in enterprise cloud environments. Anton-Artemon is found in environments with a number of different names, including Anton, Artemon, AutoHello, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Anton-Artemon
  • Anton
  • Artemon
  • AutoHello
First Seen February 2021


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

HiddenTear » Anton-Artemon

Behavior of Anton-Artemon

Anton-Artemon is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Anton-Artemon is known to infect.

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

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Characteristics of Anton-Artemon

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Anton-Artemon.

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 Anton-Artemon.

File NameArtemon.txt


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Anton-Artemon.

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