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Ransomware HiveLeaks

A series of attacks by the HiveLeaks ransomware has garnered attention around the world, the FBI has issued a flash alert on attacks by this group.

This extension is relatively new, their first appearance was in June 2021, they made a successful attack on Altus Group, a commercial real estate software development company, the amount requested for the ransom was not disclosed.

Unlike other ransomware groups such as BlackMatter, which avoids attacking hospitals, critical infrastructure facilities (nuclear power plants, power plants, water treatment facilities), oil and gas industry (pipelines, oil refineries), defence industry, non-profit companies and government sectors. The HiveLeaks ransomware does not avoid such sectors, the group does not distinguish between targets, it showed this by attacking hospital software that paralysed the operation of a hospital in Ohio, which directed its patients to other hospitals.

The most worrying thing about the HiveLeaks ransomware attacks is the tactics implemented by the group, it acts in two stages, after the invasion it removes the main data and then applies encryption on the remaining files. The removed files are used as a weapon to pressure the company, being leaked on the Dark Web. Altus Group’s data was leaked.

This type of leak is extremely damaging to the company, trade secrets can be leaked and not only that, sensitive customer information can be leaked causing legal problems for companies. This is one of the main reasons why many companies choose to pay the ransom.

While this is seemingly the only way out, ransom payment or data loss and legal issues, these are not the only viable options, there is another avenue, recovery of data encrypted by ransomware.

Ransomware Hive Leaks

Recovery of Data Encrypted by HiveLeaks Ransomware

Digital Recovery has been able to create unique technologies that are capable of recovering ransomware encrypted data of any length, without the need for a decryption key. This ability to develop proprietary technologies has put us ahead of other data recovery companies.

This technology is so innovative that there is still the idea that there is no possibility of recovering encrypted data, but that barrier was overcome a few years ago.

All our processes are in accordance with LGPD (General Law of Data Protection) and to bring more security to the whole process we count on the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

From the first contact until the end of the process, there will be the accompaniment of one of our specialists. All of this is to ensure the client’s safety and trust in our processes.

If sending the media is not feasible, as in the case of servers, we can perform the recovery remotely. This entire process is performed in a totally secure virtual environment, and after the process the client can validate the integrity of the recovered files.

If you have been the victim of a ransomware attack, you can count on Digital Recovery to recover your data.

Ransomware Recovery FAQ

Every day, ransomware attacks get better and better. After a successful attack attempt, ransomware quickly maps the user’s most important files to begin encryption. Microsoft Office files, databases, PDFs and design are among its main targets.
Ransomware is designed to go unnoticed, so it can disable all system defences without being noticed and start the process of encrypting files. Even if ransomware goes unnoticed by the system, it can be noticed by the user, as it uses system resources to perform the encryption, which can slow down the system. Ransomware also changes file extensions. So look out for these signs: slowing down the system and adding extensions to files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
Yes, this is possible. You can restart the computer in safe mode, which will limit the action of the ransomware since the system resources will be locked. You can also disconnect the computer from the Internet, which can interrupt the hackers’ connection to your system, it should be noted that there are ransomwares that work even without being connected to the Internet. You can also run diagnostics to identify threats with your antivirus software, the vast majority of antivirus software have this function. But there are cases where the encryption was interrupted by the user, some files had already been affected and this caused an error in the encryption and the hackers could not restore the files, even with the decryption key. In these cases, only a data recovery company, such as Digital Recovery, can recover the files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
Yes, the attacks mainly take place on holidays and weekends, in the early hours of the morning. These days are chosen because there are not many active users on the system, making it impossible to discover the attack before the encryption is complete. To find out more, talk to our experts.
The vast majority of ransomware uses RSA [Rivest-Shamir-Adleman] -2048 and AES [Advanced Encryption Standard] encryption. To find out more, talk to our experts.
First of all, do not pay the ransom. No matter what the hackers say, there is no guarantee that the decryption key will actually be released after the ransom is paid. The first thing to do is to inform the authorities about the attack. Governments have specialised cybercrime departments that will investigate the attack. Next, check if your backups have been affected, if so, only a specialist data recovery company can recover your files, this is the next step. Contact Digital Recovery who will assist you in the full recovery of your files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
After contacting us and sending the affected media, we will diagnose the device to verify the extent of the damage caused by the ransomware, which will allow us to predict the duration of the process and provide the client with a budget. Once the budget is approved by the client, we begin the recovery process, for which we have proprietary software that can, with the help of our specialists, reconstruct the data. If the client opts for remote recovery, instead of sending us the media, they will send the encrypted files to a virtual environment, totally secure, so that we can access them. At the end of the process, we will perform a double check so that the customer can verify the integrity of the recovered files. Payment is only made once the files have been delivered and validated by the client. To find out more, talk to our experts.
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