Horsuke Ransomware – Remove It and Restore .HORSE Files

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This is an article that provides specific details on Horsuke ransomware infection as well as a step-by-step removal followed by alternative data recovery approaches.

Horsuke is a new strain of Scarab ransomware that is now being actively distributed via different attack vectors. The threat is still intended for file encryption as afterward, it can blackmail victims into paying a ransom for a specific decryption solution. At this point Horsuke ransomware is known to change the desktop background with a specially crafted picture and append the extension .HORSE to all encrypted files. Another trait of this new strain is the ransom note file HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.txt that appears on infected hosts.

Threat Summary

NameHorsuke
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionEncrypts valuable files stored on the compromised computer and then blackmails victims to pay a ransom in order to get them back.
SymptomsEncrypted files have the extension .HORSE appended to them. A ransom note file named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT appears on the screen. Desktop background is changed.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Horsuke Ransomware – Distribution

Necurs botnet may be used to spread spam emails that infect user systems with Horsuke ransomware. The same technique was detected to be utilized for the initial Scarab ransomware version back in November 2017. This botnet is responsible for the biggest malware spam campaigns that provide (Read more...)

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