Ransomware Research

About AslaHora


AslaHora was first discovered in July 2017 in enterprise cloud environments. AslaHora is found in environments with a number of different names, including Malki, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name AslaHora
  • Malki
First Seen July 2017


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

HiddenTear » AslaHora

Behavior of AslaHora

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

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

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Characteristics of AslaHora

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


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 AslaHora 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 AslaHora.



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

ExecutablesAslaHora Ransomware.exe, AslaHora.exe
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