Ransomware Research

About BlackKingdom


BlackKingdom was first discovered in February 2020 in enterprise cloud environments. BlackKingdom is found in environments with a number of different names, including BlackKingdom 2.0, BlackKingdom NextGen, Black_Kingdom, DemonCrypt, DemonWare, CoderWare, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.

Name BlackKingdom
  • BlackKingdom 2.0
  • BlackKingdom NextGen
  • Black_Kingdom
  • DemonCrypt
  • DemonWare
  • CoderWare
First Seen February 2020


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

BlackKingdom » GAmmAWare » CoderCrypt

Behavior of BlackKingdom

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

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

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Characteristics of BlackKingdom

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


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 BlackKingdom ransomware is known to change.

Suffixes.DEMON, .svyx

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 BlackKingdom.

File NameREADME.txt
File Namedecrypt_file.TxT


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

Executables847612.exe, 1.bin, payload.txt.bin, payload.exe, DemonWare Ransomware.exe, importantdoc.exe, CyberPunk2077.exe, scnrlyxizaefumt.exe, msotuzbphqgalky.exe, FREE VBUCKS GENERATOR 2021 FREE NO FAKE 1 LINK MEGA 100% REAL.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 BlackKingdom.

External Pages
  • mailto:blackingdom@gszmail.com
  • mailto:tuhafcoderus@protonmail.com
  • mailto:carecaxyz@pm.me
  • mailto:support_blackkingdom2@protonmail.com
  • mailto:csgvyzko@mail2tor.com
  • mailto:iamfath3r@protonmail.com
  • telegram:@Codersan
  • telegram:@iamfath3r
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