Ransomware Research

About 16x


16x was first discovered in December 2020 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name 16x
First Seen December 2020

Behavior of 16x

16x is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that 16x is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. 16x unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of 16x

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about 16x.


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 16x 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 16x.



These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for 16x.

Executables16x.bin.exe, 16x.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 16x.

External Pages
  • mailto:3475857701@qq.com
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