Ransomware Research

About Babax


Babax was first discovered in September 2020 in enterprise cloud environments. Babax is found in environments with a number of different names, including Babaxed, Executor, ExecutorV3, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name Babax
  • Babaxed
  • Executor
  • ExecutorV3
First Seen September 2020


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

Babax » Executor » Osno

Behavior of Babax

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

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

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Characteristics of Babax

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


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 Babax 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 Babax.

File Name/^RECOVERY INSTRUCTIONS [0-9]{1} .txt$/


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

ExecutablesCardGame.exe, Execv3.exe, loader4perx.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 Babax.

External Pages
  • https://i.imgur.com/AAhy3Mb.png
  • mailto:haunexuwofwuf@protonmail.com
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