Remove BARRACUDA Ransomware – Restore Files

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

BARRACUDA is a ransomware that belongs to Scarab threat family. It compromises computer systems in order to complete its primary purpose which is data encryption. In case of infection with this ransomware valuable data stored on your device remains inaccessible due to heavy modifications of its original code. Data could be recognized by the distinctive extension which it is renamed with – .BARRACUDA. As it gets clear from a ransom message BARRACUDA RECOVERY INFORMATION.TXT left by hackers, they demand a ransom payment for its decryption.

Threat Summary

NameBARRACUDA
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA data locker ransomware that plagues computer systems in order to encode target files and then demands a ransom payment.
SymptomsValuable files stored on the PC are encrypted and marked with the extension .BARRACUDA. A ransom note file appears on the screen to blacmail victims into paying a ransom for a decryption tool. Main system settings are compromised.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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BARRACUDA Ransomware – Distribution Techniques

BARRACUDA ransomware infection code is most likely distributed as part of spam email campaigns initiated by hackers. In order to scam you to trigger the ransomware on your PC, such emails often impersonate representatives of well-known organizations and institutions. As (Read more...)

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