Ransomware Research

About New24


New24 was first discovered in February 2024 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name New24
First Seen February 2024


To better understand New24, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of New24’s genealogy.

Phobos » New24

Behavior of New24

New24 is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that New24 is known to infect.

In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. New24 updates the last modified date of the file it targets.

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Characteristics of New24

Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about New24.


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 New24 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 New24.

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


These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for New24.

ExecutablesIocalexpress.exe, Backupes.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 New24.

External Pages
  • mailto:decrypt2024@skiff.com
  • mailto:decrypt2024@onionmail.com
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