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.
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .[email] extensions and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Scarab-Turkish |
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|Data Recovery Tool||Windows 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 are the main method for distributing infected payloads. There are two main types:
- Documents — The criminals can send out documents that can take different forms containing malicious scripts (macros): text files, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. As soon as they are opened a notification message will appear asking the users to enable them. If this is done the virus infection sequence will be started.
- Software Setup Packages — The criminals can take the legitimate installers of famous software that is often downloaded by end users and modify them with the Scarab-Turkish virus code. They are then uploaded to the hacker-operated download sites. Usually popular software is chosen: creativity suites, system utilities and productivity apps.
In certain cases the Scarab-Turkish virus can infect victim hosts via browser hijackers. They represent malicious plugins made for the most popular web browsers that are advertised as adding new useful features and etc. The most common place to find them is the official plugin repository for the associated browser. Usually the hackers use fake developer credentials and user reviews in order to manipulate the users into installing it.
Scarab-Turkish Virus – In-Depth Analysis
The Scarab-Turkish variant of the Scarab ransomware family follows the same behavior patterns as those of earlier strains.
The hackers behind it bundle instructions for each hacker-controlled campaign. Most common threats start with the data harvesting module. It is programmed into revealing sensitive information that is grouped into two main groups. The first group is responsible for disclosing personal user data which can be used to reveal the victim’s identity. The target strings include their real name, aliases, address, phone number, location, interests and account credentials. The other group of data is responsible for the campaign metrics — information that can be used to optimize the attacks. It usually consists of data about the victim’s installed hardware components and certain operating system values.
This data can be used by the stealth protection module which can scan the system for security measures that can interfere with the virus’s correct execution. This includes any anti-virus hosts, sandbox/debug environments and virtual machine hosts.
Following the successful infiltration the Scarab-Turkish strain it can be configured to commit various system changes. A list of the possible modifications include the following:
- Windows Registry Entries Changes — The Scarab-Turkish virus can be instructed into modifying existing Windows Registry entries belonging both to the operating system and the end-user applications. This behavior can disable certain functions from working properly and cause overall system performance issues.
- Persistent Threat — The Scarb-Turkish can be installed as a persistent threat. This means that the malicious module will be started every time the computer boots thereby disabling certain modules. This behavior has been observed to prevent users from entering the boot recovery menu which prevents the use of manual recovery instructions.
- Trojan Module Installation — Some Scarab ransomware threats can install a Trojan horse module. It connects to a hacker-controlled server which can be used to spy on the victims, take over control of their machines and deploy other viruses.
Other components can be added at any time as the malware can communicate with the servers at any time. In certain configurations the strain can make data recovery difficult by deleting the Shadow Volume Copies and System Restore data. In this case the users will need to use a professional-grade data recovery software, refer to our instructions for more information.
Scarab-Turkish Virus — Encryption
The Scarab-Turkish virus strain follows the same encryption procedure as the last versions of the ransomware family. It uses a built-in list of target file data that is encrypted with a strong cipher. The list typically targets the following data types:
Like all prior Scarab ransomware it assigns an extension based on the hacker’s email address – the generic identifier is the .[email] extension, where the value is replaced with the criminal collective’s contact address. The current email is [email protected] which translates to the .[[email protected]] extension.
Instead of instantly displaying the ransomware note or lockscreen right after the encryption engine has completed it, it performs a region check. If the computer is not configured with a Turkish location setting it will block the PC. Otherwise it creates a ransomware note called HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT which reads the following:
SISTEMINIZDEKI DEGER GORULEN VERILERIN TUMU TARAFIMCA SIFRELENMISTIR.
VERILERINIZI GERI ALMAK ICIN ASAGIDA SIZE YAZDIGIM MAIL ADRESINDEN BANA ULASABILIRSINIZ.
BANA MAIL ADRESINIZDE IP ADRESINIZI GONDERMEYI UNUTMAYIN.
GENELDE SERVERINA GIRDIGIMIZ MUSTERILERIN TEREDDUTLERI ODEME YAPTIKTAN SONRA DOSYALARIMIZ GELMESSE KOMSUMUZ HACKLENDI DOSYALARI ACILMADI
EKSIK ACILDI VS. VS. VS. MALESEF SON ZAMANLARDA BU YAPTIGIMIZ ISIN TRENDLESMESI SONUCU BU TARZ SEREFSIZLIKLER YAPAN VAR PEKI BANA NASIL GUVENECEKSINIZ
SU SEKILDE BELIRTEYIM DAHA ONCE HACKLEDIGIM BIR FIRMAYI REFERANS AMACLI SOYLEYEBILIRIM ARAR SORARSINIZ
BIR DIGER KONUYA GELIRSEK
YAPTIGIMIZ SIFRELEMEYI BIZDEN BASKA ACABILEN YOK SAGA SOLA GONDERIYORSUNUZ SERVERLARI ADAMLAR SIZDEN ALACAGIMIZ RAKAMINDA USTUNE RAKAM EKLEYEREK
KENDILERI SIFRELERI COZMUS GIBI ISINIZI GORUYORLAR BIRCOK VERI KURTARMA FIRMASIYLADA CALISYORUZ, CALISYORUZ DERKEN ORTAKLIK VS. DEGIL SIZIN ONLARA GONDERDIGINIZ
SERVERLARIN SIFRELERINI SIZE DEGIL AYNI RAKAMA ONLARA VERIYORUZ ONLARDA KARLARINI EKLEYEREK SIZE VERI KURTARMA HIZMETINI VERMIS OLUYOR
BIR DIGER KONU LUTFEN SAAT 10:00’A KADAR DONMUS OLUN BUNUN NEDENLERINE GELIRSEK
GERCEKTEN COK YOGUN BIR TEMPO ILE CALISYORUZ BIZIM ICIN VAKIT SIZIN YAPACAGINIZ ODEMEDENDE ONEMLI BIR SONRAKI GUNUN SERVERLARININ HAZIRLANMASI SIFRELENMESI
BIZDE NETICEDE INSANIZ UYKU YEMEK SOSYAL AKTIVITELER DERKEN VAKTIMIZ KALMIYOR ELIMIZDE ONLARCA IS VARKEN GERIYE DONUP 1 ISLE UGRASAMIYORUZ SIFRELEDIGIMIZ VERILERIN
SIFRELERI 1234 KOYACAK KADAR AMATOR DEGILIZ YADA DATALARI RECOVERY PROGRAMLARI, SHADOW EXPLORER ILE KURTARACAGINIZ BIR SEKILDE BIRAKMIYORUZ YANI OYALANMANIN SAGA SOLA
SORMANIN BIR MANASI YOK VAKITLICE DONUN HERKES VAKITLICE ISINI YAPSIN
BIR DIGER KONU SAVCILIGA GIDECEK ARKADASLAR ICIN BU KISIM
BANKA HESAP NUMARASI ISTEYIP DURMAYN CUNKU BANKA HESABI KULLANMIYOR ODEMELERI BITCOIN ILE ALIYORUZ.
BIR DIGER KONU NE OLUR BU ISI 3 GUNDUR YAPIYORUM MUAMELESI YAPMAYIN BANA 5 YILDIR BU ISI YAPIYORUM 5 YILDIR KIMSE YAKALAYAMADI
SENMI YAKALAYACAKSIN BIR AKILLI SENMISIN ? HA YINE ISTEDIGIN KADAR UGRASABILIRSINIZ AMA LUTFEN BUNU BENI MESGUL EDEREK YAPMAYIN…
ODEMEDEN SONRA VERILECEK HIZMETLER
+SIFRELI DOSYALARI COZME
+ACIKLARINIZ HAKKINDA BILGILENDIRME (DISARDA FIZIKSEL YEDEGI OLUP ACIGI OGRENMEK ICIN YAZAN ARKADASLAR ODEME ALMDAN ANLATMIYORUZ)
DIPNOT: VAKIT VAKIT VAKIT EN ONEMLI SEY VAKIT SAAT 10 DEN ONCE DONUN.
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Remove Scarab-Turkish Ransomware Virus and Restore .[email] Files
If your computer got infected with the Scarab-Turkish ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.