Ransomware Research

About Apocalypse-Missing


Apocalypse-Missing was first discovered in December 2016 in enterprise cloud environments. Apocalypse-Missing is found in environments with a number of different names, including Missing, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Apocalypse-Missing
  • Missing
First Seen December 2016


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

Apocalypse » Apocalypse-Missing

Behavior of Apocalypse-Missing

Apocalypse-Missing is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Apocalypse-Missing is known to infect.

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

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Characteristics of Apocalypse-Missing

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Apocalypse-Missing.


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 Apocalypse-Missing 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 Apocalypse-Missing.

File Name{origin_filename}.Contact_Data_Recovery.txt


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Apocalypse-Missing.

ExecutablesEXPLORER.EXE.MUI, explorer

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 Apocalypse-Missing.

External Pages
  • mailto:recovery@mail15.com
  • mailto:pcsolutions@mail.ru
  • mailto:windows.reparation@mail.ru
  • mailto:restore_2019@mail.ru
  • mailto:dataforward@bk.ru
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