This article provides information about a version of Scarab data locker ransomware dubbed [email protected] files virus. The threat encrypts important files and demands a ransom payment. By reaching the end of the article, you will know how to remove the threat and how to restore some [email protected] files without ransom payment.
This new data locker ransomware dubbed [email protected] files virus has been spotted in the wild by security researchers. It is named after the extension it appends to all corrupted files. For the encryption process [email protected] crypto virus utilizes the sophisticated asymmetric cipher algorithm RSA-2048. Following encryption, the threat displays a ransom message to blackmail victims into paying a ransom for decryption key for encrypted data.
|Name||[email protected] Files Virus|
|Short Description||A data locker ransomware that utilizes strong cihper algorithm to encrypt files stored on the infected computer. It demands a ransom payment for a private data decryption key.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with [email protected] extension. They remain unusable until a ransom is paid.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool||See If Your System Has Been Affected by [email protected] Files Virus|
[email protected] Virus – Distribution
The [email protected] files virus infection is most likely triggered by an executable file. Hackers prefer several methods for the distribution of this executable file. The main one is believed to be email spam messages. Bad actors often choose to use it as (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Gergana Ivanova. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/fastrecovery-cc-files-virus-scarab-remove-restore-data/