Ransomware Research

About 8base


8base was first discovered in June 2023 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name 8base
First Seen June 2023


To better understand 8base, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of 8base’s genealogy.

Phobos » 8base

Behavior of 8base

8base is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that 8base is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. 8base updates the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of 8base

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about 8base.


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 8base 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 8base.

File Nameinfo.txt
LocationRootDiscs, Desktop
File Nameinfo.hta
LocationRootDiscs, Desktop


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for 8base.

Executablesa31a45f1c686c1ae2ff1733e7.exe, software.exe, gcqjdzu.exe, mtx777.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 8base.

External Pages
  • mailto:support@rexsdata.pro
  • TOX:1167BDDAA32671D52932698FF508CFF194BF9E9B35E91BFBA7AD803C0A57EB41BB23880DD595
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