Ransomware Research

About BloodJaws


BloodJaws was first discovered in June 2018 in enterprise cloud environments. BloodJaws is found in environments with a number of different names, including BloodJaws BloodJaws pack, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name BloodJaws
  • BloodJaws BloodJaws pack
First Seen June 2018

Behavior of BloodJaws

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

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

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Characteristics of BloodJaws

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

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 BloodJaws.



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

ExecutablesBloodJaws_AfterRestart.exe, virus.exe, BloodJaws_Virus.exe, runme.exe
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