A new version of Scarab ransomware emerges into the cyberspace

A new version of Scarab ransomware named Scarabey is out in the cyberspace!. Our cybersecurity team says that this version is not distributed via email spam campaigns like the old one. Instead, cybercriminals use brute-forcing on to the designated targets that have weakly-secured RDP connections to get access, after this, they manually install the ransomware.
After analyzing this threat, our experts say that there are three significant differences between the two versions:
1. Scarab is written in Visual C compiled, and Scarabey is written in Delphi without the C++ packaging
2. Scarabey ransom note is in Russian only, and Scarab’s ransom note is written in English, meaning that Scarabey is designated for Russian targets only
3. old Scarab tells victims that the ransom fee will increase after some time while Scarabey tells victims that it will delete 24 files after every 24 hours until 0 files are left.

Our cybersecurity analyst says that Scarabey is a tool used to target Russian business only. This kind of tool related on manually installed ransomware is nothing new much more like are available: LockCrypt, SynAck, Bit Paymer, RSAUtil, Xpan, Crysis, Samas, SamSam, LowLevel, DMA Locker, Apocalypse, Smrss32, Bucbi, Aura/BandarChor, ACCDFISA, and Globe. The file deletion does not take place, and it does not create copies as it says, it just encrypts the file with the .scarab extension like an old version of Scarab does.

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