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Snatch Ransomware

The Snatch ransomware, also known as Snatch Team, has inaugurated a new strategy to facilitate data encryption. Snatch after invading the system, before starting the encryption, restarts the computer in safe mode. In this mode the system does not start most software, including security software.

But the ransomware is activated and can then freely encrypt and extract the files, as well as move laterally through the company’s internal system in search of credentials with high access privileges.

The group uses a brute force attack to break into the company’s systems, this brute force attack is automated so that it can be done more quickly.

In a recent attack by the group, the ransomware forced its way into a Microsoft Azure server with the administrator’s account and password. After gaining access to the server, the ransomware spread throughout the system and installed itself on at least 200 machines and opened ports on those machines for remote access.

The ransomware was hidden on the network for several days gathering sensitive information for the company and after that the files were encrypted bringing the company to a standstill.

This case is a clear example of how the double extortion tactic works, the groups that adhere to this tactic are not only interested in encrypting the company’s system. They can break into the system and only start encrypting the data many weeks later, during which time they can alter the backup routine, extracting valuable information for the company.

In such a critical scenario, when the files are encrypted, the backups have been modified and there is pressure that the stolen data will be leaked on the internet, and the ransom price easily reaching into the millions of dollars. Recovery of encrypted data needs to be an option, perhaps the least disastrous option for the company.

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Recovering Files Encrypted by Snatch Ransomware

We at Digital Recovery are used to working on highly complex cases where files have been totally or partially encrypted. We have unique technologies that have saved our clients millions of dollars by not paying the ransom demanded by criminals.

From the first contact until the end of the process the customer is followed by one of our specialists, this is so that the service is personalized, so that we can deal with the actual need of each customer.

No matter which data storage device has been affected by ransomware, we at Digital Recovery can recover your files.

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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