Ransomware Research

About BabyDuck


BabyDuck was first discovered in October 2021 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name BabyDuck
First Seen October 2021

Behavior of BabyDuck

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

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

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Characteristics of BabyDuck

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


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 BabyDuck 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 BabyDuck.

File NameREADME.babyduck
File NameATTENTION!!!.txt


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


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 BabyDuck.

External Pages
  • http://babydovegkmhbontykziyq7qivwzy33mu4ukqefe4mqpiiwd3wibnjqd.onion
  • mailto:baby.duck@mailfence.com
  • http://babydfa6yzdx6otdqjgvk53kpqove5cuhpnr7rjigu5rujo25itdnyyd.onion
  • TOX:39D7A4B1E29EEA250523ABFBDB604289DE8513BB71566CDB43E95A73A618957B11820AC343E7
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