Scarab-Bin Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Remove and Restore .bin Files

Scarab-Bin Virus image ransomware note .bin extension

Scarab-Bin Virus is a newly discovered release of the Scarab ransomware family. It is possible that future versions of it are going to feature updated code that add newer functions. Read our complete Scarab-Bin Virus removal guide to learn more about it.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .bin extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments
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Malware Removal Tool

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Scarab-Bin Virus – Distribution Ways

The Scarab-bin virus is distributed in the very same manner as previous iterations of the ransomware family.

Email phishing campaigns are used to spread fake email notification messages that are reminiscent of legitimate Internet services and companies. The Scarab-Bin virus files may be distributed as direct file attachments or links that are found in the body contents.

Another case is the use creation and maintenance of fake download sites that pose as legitimate portals. These two are mechanisms are also one of the preferred ways to spread infected payload carriers to the target systems. There are two main types:

  • Documents — The criminals can embed the Scarab-bin virus code into files of different types: spreadsheets, presentations, text documents and databases. Once they are opened by the victims a notification prompt will (Read more...)

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