Ransomware Research

About AutoWannaCryV2


AutoWannaCryV2 was first discovered in July 2018 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name AutoWannaCryV2
First Seen July 2018

Behavior of AutoWannaCryV2

AutoWannaCryV2 is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that AutoWannaCryV2 is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. AutoWannaCryV2 updates the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of AutoWannaCryV2

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about AutoWannaCryV2.


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 AutoWannaCryV2 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 AutoWannaCryV2.



These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for AutoWannaCryV2.

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