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Scarab Ransomware (<Random Filename>

  • Distribution Method : Remote access through Remote Desktop Protocol(RDP) or Terminal Services
  • MD5 : 28b8d0f8502b27427eb3bd0c2e2069f0
  • Major Detection Name : DeepScan:Generic.Ransom.Amnesia.FE5EE31D (BitDefender), Ransom:Win32/Pulobe.A (Microsoft)
  • 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
     - Block processes execution (wbadmin DELETE SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -keepVersions:0, wmic SHADOWCOPY DELETE, vssadmin Delete Shadows /All /Quiet, bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled No, bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures)
     - Checks following folder name for encryption: Adobe, Archive, Backup, Firebird, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, MSSQL.1, Oracle, Reserv, Restore.