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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), defense 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 paralyzed the operation of a hospital in Ohio, which directed its patients to other hospitals.

The most worrisome thing about the HiveLeaks ransomware attacks is the tactics implemented by the group, it works in two steps, after the invasion it removes the main data and then applies encryption to the rest of the files. The removed files are used as a weapon to pressure the company by 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 the companies. This is one of the main reasons why many companies choose to pay the ransom.

While this is apparently the only way out, the payment of ransom or the loss of data and problems with the law, these are not the only viable options, there is another way, the 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 to recover encrypted data, but this 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.

In case sending the media is not feasible, as in server cases, we can do the recovery remotely. This entire process is done in a totally safe 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 be unnoticeable, so it can disable all system defenses without being noticed and start the process of encrypting the files. Even though ransomware can go unnoticed by the system, it can still be noticed by the user, because ransomware uses the system’s own resources to do the encryption, this can slow down the system. Ransomware also changes file extensions. So be on the lookout for these signs: System slowdown and extensions being added to files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
Yes, it is possible. You can restart the computer in safe mode which will limit the ransomware’s action as system resources will be locked. You can also disconnect the computer from the Internet which can interrupt the hackers’ connection to your system, it is worth remembering that there is ransomware that works even without being connected to the Internet. You can also start the diagnostics to identify threats with your antivirus, the vast majority of antiviruses 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 even 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, attacks usually happen mainly on holidays and weekends during the early morning hours. These days are chosen because there are not many active users on the system, which prevents the attack from being discovered before the encryption is completed. 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 specialized cybercrime departments that will investigate the attack. After that, check if your backups were affected, if they were, only a company specialized in data recovery can recover your files, this is the next step. Contact Digital Recovery who will assist you in the complete recovery of your files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
After first contacting us and sending the affected media we will diagnose the device to check the extent of the damage caused by the ransomware, with this we can project the duration of the process, and provide the budget to the customer. After the budget is approved by the customer, we start the recovery process, for this we have exclusive software that can, with the help of our specialists, reconstruct the data. If the customer opts for remote recovery, instead of sending us the media, he/she will send the encrypted files to a virtual environment, which is totally safe, so that we can access them. After the end of the process we will do a double check so that the customer can verify the integrity of the recovered files. Payment is only made after delivery of the files and validation of the same by the client. To find out more, talk to our experts.
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