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Scarab Ransomware (.kitty)

  • Distribution Method : Unknown
  • MD5 : c8a3c0e795e32f0a9e041a070dc7313d
  • Major Detection Name : Ransom.Scarab (Malwarebytes), Ransom:Win32/Kitoles.A (Microsoft)
  • Encrypted File Pattern : .kitty
  • Malicious File Creation Location :
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\srvhost.exe
     - C:\Users\%UserName%\HOW-TO-RESTORE-FILES.txt
  • Payment Instruction File : HOW-TO-RESTORE-FILES.txt
  • Major Characteristics :
     - Offline Encryption
     - Amnesia / Scarabey Ransomware series
     - Disable and Blocks Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and Task Manager (Taskmgr.exe)
     - Block processes execution (mysqld.exe, mysqld-nt.exe, mysqld-opt.exe, oracle.exe, sqlwriter.exe, steam.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.