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Grief Ransomware

The Grief Ransomware has emerged with a new look and the same modus operandi as the DoppelPaymer ransomware. Ransomware groups adopt this tactic of changing their name to try to evade the radar of authorities.

The old DoppelPaymer ransomware was active until May, some time after one of the largest attacks on an American company, the Darkside ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline company.

This attack led to diplomatic problems between the United States and Russia, the country in which the group was probably operating.

In the light of this great attention caused by the attack at Colonial Pipeline, the DoppelPaymer ransomware has ceased its activities, not with an official note, the group has simply stopped updating its Dark Web site, this is an indication that the group has ceased its activities.

And now it seems that the group has not completely stopped their activities, they just dressed up in a new outfit, adopted a new name and continued their attacks, now under the name Grief ransomware.

The group operates using RaaS (Ransomware as a service) tactics, which is an affiliate program for cybercriminals, they advertise their ransomware program on forums selling their services to people interested in doing the attacks.

This type of tactic is highly advantageous for the groups and makes virtually every company in the world a viable target for their attacks.

Recover Ransomware Grief

Recover Files Encrypted by Grief Ransomware

The encryption of the Grief ransomware, like the vast majority of ransomware types, is virtually impossible to break without the decryption key.

Therefore, the group threatens the victim not to seek expert help, if the victim does, the decryption key is deleted and the files can never be decrypted, the stolen files will be leaked.

Still in this scenario Digital Recovery is able to recover the encrypted data, we have our own technology, called Tracer, which enables us to have good results in this type of recovery.

We have certainly helped our customers save millions by not paying the ransom.

During the whole process the client is accompanied by one of our specialists who will clarify any questions about the process.

Count on Digital Recovery’s exclusive approaches to recover encrypted 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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