Scarab-Turkish Virus (Scarab Ransomware) – Remove and Restore .[email] Files

Scarab-Turkish Virus image ransomware note  .[email] extension

Scarab-Turkish Virus is a Turkish variant of the Scarab ransomware family. It uses an improved encryption engine in order to encrypt sensitive user data. Read our complete Scarab-Turkish Virus removal guide to learn more about it.

Threat Summary

TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .[email] 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

User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Scarab-Turkish.Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

Scarab-Turkish Virus – Distribution Ways

The Scarab-Turkish variant of the Scarab ransomware family is being distributed against users using the common tactics we have already seen in previous iterations.

One of the main methods is the use of email SPAM messages wherein the users receive messages that appear to be sent by legitimate companies. By utilizing social engineering tactics the criminals use hijacked elements from famous companies or services that are used to construct fake password reminders, notifications or login pages. When the users interact with them they may either directly download the Scarab-Turkish virus sample or redirect them to a page that contains a link to it.

A related is the creation of fake download sites — they represent fake copies of well-known Internet portals or download pages. They are constructed in a similar manner and along with the email messages (Read more...)

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