Ransomware Research

About Knight


Knight was first discovered in November 2023 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Knight
First Seen November 2023

Behavior of Knight

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

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

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Characteristics of Knight

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


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 Knight 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 Knight.

File NameHow_To_Restore_Your_Files.txt

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 Knight.

External Pages
  • http://zpzvnnuvtzsfv3t2senkmib3zr6xen7zbvnzy3ted75sf4cvkw3eg5qd.onion
  • http://knight3xppu263m7g4ag3xlit2qxpryjwueobh7vjdc3zrscqlfu3pqd.onion
  • http://zpzvnnuvtzsfv3t2senkmib3zr6xen7zbvnzy3ted75sf4cvkw3eg5qd.onion/6a4d43832474fcdaf31a9c57870564fbe54a35a819ffe93fb2a970ddfd55738a970c8c27b0585b4f206d914fde00e31a
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