Ransomware Research

About Birbware


Birbware was first discovered in October 2018 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Birbware
First Seen October 2018

Behavior of Birbware

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

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

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Characteristics of Birbware

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


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 Birbware 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 Birbware.



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

Executablesransom.exe, myfile.exe, TOTALLYLEGIT.EXE
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