Australian-AES was first discovered in January 2019 in enterprise cloud environments.
|First Seen||January 2019|
Behavior of Australian-AES
Australian-AES is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Australian-AES is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Australian-AES unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of Australian-AES
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Australian-AES.
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 Australian-AES ransomware is known to change.
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 Australian-AES.
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