Apis was first discovered in June 2021 in enterprise cloud environments.
|First Seen||June 2021|
To better understand Apis, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Apis’s genealogy.
|HiddenTear » Apis|
Behavior of Apis
Apis is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Apis is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Apis updates the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of Apis
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Apis.
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 Apis ransomware is known to change.
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 Apis.
These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Apis.
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