Database ransomware attacks: Here’s how to decrypt your files

Ransomware attacks on databases have become an increasingly imminent threat, putting the integrity and confidentiality of crucial information stored by organizations at risk. It is important to understand the challenges associated with these attacks and highlight emerging technologies for decrypting databases in order to restore normality and protect sensitive data.

Ransomware attacks on databases involve the malicious encryption of data, making it inaccessible to legitimate users. The attackers demand a ransom in exchange for the decryption key, threatening to disclose or destroy the data if they don’t pay. This tactic has affected organizations in all sectors, from financial companies to government agencies.

This attack has the potential to generate numerous impacts for the attacked company:

  1. Financial losses: The ransom demanded by criminals can be significant, resulting in substantial financial losses.
  2. Reputation: The loss of sensitive data can undermine the trust of customers and partners, compromising the organization’s reputation.
  3. Operational Disruption: The inaccessibility of essential data can lead to operational disruptions, affecting business continuity.

Ransomware attacks have been the cause of countless companies declaring bankruptcy. These attacks have enormous destructive potential, especially when they hit structures that are vital to companies, and a database that offers this risk.

The robustness of the information stored and the access that hackers can have to the entire system through lateral movement can affect the entire structure of the company and compromise its entire operation.

For prevention, it is important to establish some security routines to mitigate the potential of a ransomware attack, such as:

  • Backup: Regular implementation of backups is crucial. Advanced solutions make it possible to restore compromised data without giving in to the demands of criminals. The best backup strategy is the 3x2x1 method (3 backups, 2 online, 1 offline).
  • Updates and Patches: Keeping systems and software up to date reduces the vulnerabilities exploitable by ransomware.
  • User training: Making users aware of safe practices, such as avoiding clicking on suspicious links, contributes to preventing attacks.
  • Firewalls and Antivirus: Implementing robust security solutions, such as firewalls and antivirus, strengthens defenses against cyber threats.

It’s worth pointing out that no prevention can offer 100% protection against a ransomware attack, so it’s important to prepare in case the ransomware attack is effective and has encrypted the entire database. A highly qualified solution is file decryption by data recovery companies such as Digital Recovery.

Decrypt databases infected by ransomware

Digital Recovery develops exclusive solutions for decrypting databases that have been infected by ransomware, regardless of which group carried out the attack. Our solutions are customized and can be applied to the main databases on the market, such as Oracle, MariaDB, Firebird, MS SQL, MySQL, among others.

We have been working in the data recovery market for more than 25 years. All these years have given us the expertise to deal with the most complex data loss scenarios, and the emergence and scale of ransomware attacks has led us to develop technologies to decrypt ransomware.

Our solutions are customized to suit all cases of data loss. They can also be carried out remotely, which speeds up decryption execution times.

All our processes have been designed and developed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We provide all our clients with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), so that all information about the project remains confidential. If you want to use an NDA developed by your own company, we are willing to analyze it with our legal department and accept it if necessary.

Count on our seriousness and experience to decrypt databases.

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