The Scarab-osk virus is the newest descendant from the Scarab ransomware family. It follows the already established behavior tactics of the previous versions and renames the target data with the .osk extension. Its development shows that the computer hackers continue to base new threats using the base ransomware code and further modifications to it are expected.
Scarab-Osk Virus – Distribution Ways
The newest release of the Scarab ransomware family has been released as the Scarab-osk virus version. At the moment the initial distribution campaign seems to be directed primarily against English speaking users. This shows that the attack waves are targeted and carefully planned before engagement. We expect to see numerous other campaigns carrying the same payload with various techniques.
One of the proposed mechanisms is the use of email SPAM messages that use various social engineering techniques in order to manipulate as many users as possible. The operators can use various text and graphics from well-known sites and services and use them as bait for computer users. The sent messages are disguised as legitimate messages and distribute (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/scarab-osk-virus-scarab-ransomware-remove-restore-osk-files/