Ransomware Research

About Armageddon


Armageddon was first discovered in June 2019 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Armageddon
First Seen June 2019


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

HiddenTear » Godsomware » Armageddon

Behavior of Armageddon

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

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

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Characteristics of Armageddon

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

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 Armageddon.



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

ExecutablesTrojan.Ransom.HiddenTear.exe, file.exe, WnCryMode.exe, myfile.exe, J8RNJCUZ.exe

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 Armageddon.

External Pages
  • mailto:darkday@mailinator.com
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