Ransome ware decrypt (Scarab)

I have a friend who was hit with ransom ware.  The files are encrypted with scarab extensions.

He tried paying the ransom but did not receive any fix.

Is there anyway to decrypt the data or is he just pretty much up the creek??

He does not have any backups.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No. Every new version is harder to crack. No hope there, and your friend just learned a harsh lesson about poor spam control and no backups.

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Agreed - there is no realistic hope of recovery.

As always, proper backups are the only real answer.

Sorry for your friend.

Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Paying the cybercriminals will not help you to recover the data and they will only mark you as a VIP and their peers will attack you more and more.
Olgierd UngehojerSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
Some times antivirus companies providing some decryption tools, you can find on Kaspersky webpage. Sometimes shadow copy helps or deep data recovery from hdd may help. Paying to criminals is bad idea and it never works.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. I hope you will be able to help your friend make good backups on an ongoing basis.
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