Ransomware Research

About BananaCrypt


BananaCrypt was first discovered in February 2018 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name BananaCrypt
First Seen February 2018

Behavior of BananaCrypt

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

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

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Characteristics of BananaCrypt

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


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 BananaCrypt 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 BananaCrypt.

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