Ransomware Research

About SilentAnonymous


SilentAnonymous was first discovered in January 2024 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name SilentAnonymous
First Seen January 2024

Behavior of SilentAnonymous

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

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

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Characteristics of SilentAnonymous

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


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 SilentAnonymous 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 SilentAnonymous.

File NameSilent_Anon.txt


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

Executablessilent_attack.exe, darkred.exe, 2024-01-29_dff6ab69cff6c8a04c895a7cc692a11d_wannacry
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