Ransomware Research



ZZART3XX was first discovered in February 2024 in enterprise cloud environments.

First Seen February 2024


To better understand ZZART3XX, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of ZZART3XX’s genealogy.

Lapsus$ » ZZART3XX

Behavior of ZZART3XX

ZZART3XX is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that ZZART3XX is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. ZZART3XX updates the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of ZZART3XX

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about ZZART3XX.


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 ZZART3XX 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 ZZART3XX.

File NameOpen.txt


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for ZZART3XX.

Executables2024-02-06_b339405d60e7219f6d2313c712a43b98_wannacry, FL Studio 2024.exe, svchost.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 ZZART3XX.

External Pages
  • mailto:zzart3xx@onionmail.org
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