Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware

Posted: April 15, 2019

Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware Description

The Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware is a newly emerged ransomware threat. However, this threat is not completely 'new' as it is based on the Scarab-Bomber Ransomware, which popped up around June 2018. Ransomware threats usually follow the same model: they sneak into your system, lock up your data, and drop a ransom note in an attempt to extort cash out of you. The Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware is not different.

It is most likely that the Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware is being propagated via the usual methods – spam email campaigns containing an infected attached file, by tricking you into downloading a fake update or through pirated software. Upon gaining access to your computer, the Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware would begin the encryption of the data it targets. When encrypted the file receives a '.fuchsia' extension meaning that a file that you had named 'saint-paul.png' would be changed to 'saint-paul.png.fuchsia.' The next step of Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware is to drop a ransom note named 'DECRYPT FILES.TXT.' The authors of Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware do not mention the sum they demand, but they provide two email addresses where the victim could get in touch with them – 'hanzottoschmidt@protonmail.com' and 'georjehalique@protonmail.com' potentially.

It is not recommended to get in touch with the authors of the Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware, and it is certainly not advisable to pay up the ransom fee. Not only is it likely that you will not be given a decryption tool, but your money would go to further fund such threatening projects. The best you can do is to install a legitimate anti-malware suit, which would rid you of the Scarab-Fuchsia Ransomware. If possible, you can attempt to retrieve some of the locked data via file-restoration tool.

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