Ransomware Research

About Slime


Slime was first discovered in January 2024 in enterprise cloud environments.

Name Slime
First Seen January 2024


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

Ryuk.Net » Slime

Behavior of Slime

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

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

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Characteristics of Slime

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


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 Slime 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 Slime.

File Nameread_it.txt


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

Executablesslime.exe, 2024-01-27_018c91ecc0841c8617599f00fd207459_chaos_destroyer_wannacry

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 Slime.

External Pages
  • mailto:zenhao007@gmail.com
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