Ransomware Research

About Bam!


Bam! was first discovered in August 2017 in enterprise cloud environments. Bam! is found in environments with a number of different names, including Bam-2021, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Bam!
  • Bam-2021
First Seen August 2017

Behavior of Bam!

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

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

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Characteristics of Bam!

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


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 Bam! 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 Bam!.



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

ExecutablesMau bao cao 2.docx.exe, 26b9b4849dbb611e05e8e2cacf0fe746_black, bam_ransomware.exe, ransomware.exe_
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