Massive Phishing Attack On Businesses with Evil New Ransomware Strain

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The Scarab ransomware strain is updated again and spreads via Necurs botnet in a massive 12.5 million campaign, mostly targeting .com domains.

Scarab was spotted June 2017 for the first time, appending the .scarab file extension to the files. Later it was updated and started using .scorpio suffix to make files inaccessible.

The current campaign is spreading a third updated version of the ransomware which in order to prevent users from using third-party recovery tools, deletes Shadow Volume Copies and other default Windows recovery features.

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