Ransomware Research

About Ziggy


Ziggy was first discovered in December 2020 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Ziggy
First Seen December 2020


To better understand Ziggy, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Ziggy’s genealogy.

BlackHeart + njRAT » Ziggy

Behavior of Ziggy

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

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

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Characteristics of Ziggy

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


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 Ziggy 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 Ziggy.

File Name## HOW TO DECRYPT ##.hta


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

ExecutablesZiggy Info.exe, ## HOW TO DECRYPT ##.exe, Ziggy ransomware decrypt.exe, COM Surrogate.exe, robosta.2, winlogon.exe, Runtime Broker.exe, lilmoon1@criptext.com.exe

External Pages

Ransomware often links to external pages such as payment pages, telegram contacts, etc. Below are some of the URLs Elastio has found to be associated with Ziggy.

External Pages
  • mailto:enceryptedfiles@tutanota.com
  • mailto:returnencerypted@tutanota.com
  • mailto:khomeyni@yahooweb.co
  • mailto:khomeyni@tatanota.de
  • mailto:lilmoon1@criptext.com
  • mailto:lilmoon0@criptext.com
  • mailto:artemis@cock.email
  • mailto:falcon360@cock.li

Available Decryptors for Ziggy

Decryptors help to decrypt the infected ransomware files. Below are the known decryptors for files that have been infected by Ziggy.

If there are any known decryptors for this ransomware, they are linked here.

NameZiggy decryptor
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