Ransomware Research

About LockBit


LockBit was first discovered in December 2019 in enterprise cloud environments. LockBit is found in environments with a number of different names, including ABCD, LockBit 2.0, Lock2Bits, LuckyDay, LockBit 3.0, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name LockBit
  • ABCD
  • LockBit 2.0
  • Lock2Bits
  • LuckyDay
  • LockBit 3.0
First Seen December 2019


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

LockerGoga » MegaCortex » LockBit » Lock2Bits

Behavior of LockBit

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

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

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Characteristics of LockBit

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


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 LockBit ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.abcd, .lockbit, .lock2bits, .luckyday, .hVGakg14U

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 LockBit.

File NameRestore-My-Files.txt
File NamehVGakg14U.README.txt
File NameFile Recovery.txt


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

ExecutablesLockbit.bin, 2.exe, PNDlqruXJSRDXAZ.exe, sh1.exe, t6FF4.exe1, tau777.exe, lb777.exe, mitigation Continuity, lkb99.exe, LockBIT_172375D30BE340B4.exe, LockBit_A9FB6E8B06F112C4.exe, bit.exe, GeanyPortable_1.38.0.paf.exe, LockBit_36.exe, 이미지 원본(제가 제작한 이미지)과 사용하고 있으신 이미지 정리한 내용.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 LockBit.

External Pages
  • http://lockbitks2tvnmwk.onion
  • http://luckydaynywoklzy.onion
  • http://lockbit-decryptor.com
  • mailto:goeila@countermail.com
  • mailto:gupzkz@cock.li
  • mailto:supportpc@cock.li
  • mailto:goodsupport@cock.li
  • mailto:help@countermail.com
  • mailto:pcabcd@countermail.com
  • mailto:recoverymanager@cock.li
  • http://lockbitsup4yezcd5enk5unncx3zcy7kw6wllyqmiyhvanjj352jayid.onion
  • http://lockbitsap2oaqhcun3syvbqt6n5nzt7fqosc6jdlmsfleu3ka4k2did.onion
  • https://bigblog.at
  • https://decoding.at
  • http://lockbitapt2d73krlbewgv27tquljgxr33xbwwsp6rkyieto7u4ncead.onion
  • http://lockbitapt2yfbt7lchxejug47kmqvqqxvvjpqkmevv4l3azl3gy6pyd.onion
  • http://lockbitapt34kvrip6xojylohhxrwsvpzdffgs5z4pbbsywnzsbdguqd.onion
  • http://lockbitapt5x4zkjbcqmz6frdhecqqgadevyiwqxukksspnlidyvd7qd.onion
  • http://lockbitapt6vx57t3eeqjofwgcglmutr3a35nygvokja5uuccip4ykyd.onion
  • http://lockbitapt72iw55njgnqpymggskg5yp75ry7rirtdg4m7i42artsbqd.onion
  • http://lockbitaptawjl6udhpd323uehekiyatj6ftcxmkwe5sezs4fqgpjpid.onion
  • http://lockbitaptbdiajqtplcrigzgdjprwugkkut63nbvy2d5r4w2agyekqd.onion
  • http://lockbitaptc2iq4atewz2ise62q63wfktyrl4qtwuk5qax262kgtzjqd.onion
  • http://lockbitapt2d73krlbewgv27tquljgxr33xbwwsp6rkyieto7u4ncead.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitapt2yfbt7lchxejug47kmqvqqxvvjpqkmevv4l3azl3gy6pyd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitapt34kvrip6xojylohhxrwsvpzdffgs5z4pbbsywnzsbdguqd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitapt5x4zkjbcqmz6frdhecqqgadevyiwqxukksspnlidyvd7qd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitapt6vx57t3eeqjofwgcglmutr3a35nygvokja5uuccip4ykyd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitapt72iw55njgnqpymggskg5yp75ry7rirtdg4m7i42artsbqd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitaptawjl6udhpd323uehekiyatj6ftcxmkwe5sezs4fqgpjpid.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitaptbdiajqtplcrigzgdjprwugkkut63nbvy2d5r4w2agyekqd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitaptc2iq4atewz2ise62q63wfktyrl4qtwuk5qax262kgtzjqd.onion.ly
  • http://lockbitsupa7e3b4pkn4mgkgojrl5iqgx24clbzc4xm7i6jeetsia3qd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupdwon76nzykzblcplixwts4n4zoecugz2bxabtapqvmzqqd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupn2h6be2cnqpvncyhj4rgmnwn44633hnzzmtxdvjoqlp7yd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupo7vv5vcl3jxpsdviopwvasljqcstym6efhh6oze7c6xjad.onion
  • http://lockbitsupq3g62dni2f36snrdb4n5qzqvovbtkt5xffw3draxk6gwqd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupqfyacidr6upt6nhhyipujvaablubuevxj6xy3frthvr3yd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupt7nr3fa6e7xyb73lk6bw6rcneqhoyblniiabj4uwvzapqd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupuhswh4izvoucoxsbnotkmgq6durg7kficg6u33zfvq3oyd.onion
  • http://lockbitsupxcjntihbmat4rrh7ktowips2qzywh6zer5r3xafhviyhqd.onion
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