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Scarab Ransomware (<Random Filename>

  • Distribution Method : Unknown
  • MD5 : 2ff94cc5610de02b75cf85e1290f0477
  • Major Detection Name : Gen:Variant.Ransom.Amnesia.2 (BitDefender), Ransom.Scarab (Malwarebytes)
  • Encrypted File Pattern : <Random Filename>
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\system32.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED
  • Payment Instruction File : HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED
  • Major Characteristics :
     - Offline Encryption
     - Amnesia / Scarabey Ransomware series
     - Disable and Blocks Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and Task Manager (Taskmgr.exe)
     - Block processes execution (isqlplussvc.exe, msaccess.exe, msftesql.exe, mydesktopqos.exe, mysqld-nt.exe, mysqld-opt.exe etc.)
     - Checks following folder name for encryption: Adobe, Archive, Backup, Firebird, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, MSSQL.1, Oracle, Reserv, Restore