Ransomware Research

About ArisLocker


ArisLocker was first discovered in March 2020 in enterprise cloud environments. ArisLocker is found in environments with a number of different names, including Aris Locker, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name ArisLocker
  • Aris Locker
First Seen March 2020

Behavior of ArisLocker

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

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

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Characteristics of ArisLocker

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


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 ArisLocker 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 ArisLocker.

File Namereadme.txt
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