Ransomware Research

About ZuCaNo


ZuCaNo was first discovered in June 2021 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name ZuCaNo
First Seen June 2021


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

Xorist » ZuCaNo

Behavior of ZuCaNo

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

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

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Characteristics of ZuCaNo

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


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 ZuCaNo 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 ZuCaNo.


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 ZuCaNo.

External Pages
  • mailto:zucano@tuta.io
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