Ransomware Research

About ArmaLocky

ArmaLocky

ArmaLocky was first discovered in September 2017 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name ArmaLocky
First Seen September 2017
Targeting

Behavior of ArmaLocky

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

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

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Characteristics of ArmaLocky

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

Suffixes

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 ArmaLocky ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.armadilo1

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 ArmaLocky.

Typefile
File Name_Locky_HELP_.html
Location

Executables

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

ExecutablesMlsoSvc.exe
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