Recovery of files affected by AgainstTheWest Ransomware

We can retrieve data encrypted by AgainstTheWest ransomware across most storage devices

Specialized in the main virtual machines and databases on the market
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Decrypt AgainstTheWest ransomware files

We have made it possible to recover AgainstTheWest encrypted files through our distinctive solutions.

Ransomware attacks have become one of the leading and most damaging means of cyber attacks in recent years. An unprecedented number of companies have been subjected to complete data encryption following cyber attacks.

Many AgainstTheWest cyber attacks are customized and aimed at particular organizations, and can cause severe damage. These attacks frequently feature a purposeful pause in the encryption procedure, as the perpetrators try to infiltrate online backup systems and as many network-connected devices as possible. As a result, the encryption process can persist for several months, and upon activation, the ransomware can encrypt almost all, if not all, of the data files. This highlights the severity and destructive potential of these targeted attacks.

In the face of something so disastrous, there is little that can be done, especially if backups have been affected or are not up to date. The number of companies that shut down after having their data encrypted has reached staggering numbers.

Often, even after paying the AgainstTheWest ransom, the criminals do not provide the decryption key, leaving the victims with no recourse or higher authority to turn to.

Digital Recovery has introduced solutions to the market that can successfully decrypt files affected by ransomware. Our recovery projects have yielded impressive results, with a proven track record of success.

Why Digital Recovery?

With over 23 years of experience, we have accumulated satisfied customers around the world. We can run most of our solutions remotely, and we have multilingual support.

With the increase of AgainstTheWest ransomware attacks around the world, we specialize in ransomware decryption. We have developed a unique solution that can be applied to the vast majority of storage devices, Virtual Machines, RAID Systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), Databases, Servers, and much more.

Our team of specialists is highly qualified and equipped with the latest technologies in the data recovery market, including our proprietary TRACER technology. With TRACER, we have achieved remarkable results in decrypting ransomware files, setting us apart from others in the industry.

We provide an advanced diagnosis service that enables us to determine the extent of the AgainstTheWest attack. This initial assessment can be completed within the first 24 working hours after receiving the samples. Upon completion of the assessment, we provide a commercial agreement for our services. Once the agreement is accepted, we initiate the process of decrypting the files.

All our solutions are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ensuring complete security and protection for our customers. Our legal department has drafted a confidentiality agreement (NDA) that we provide to our clients. However, if you prefer to provide your own NDA, we are open to reviewing and accepting it, if necessary.

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How do I recover files affected by AgainstTheWest ransomware?

The recovery of AgainstTheWest ransomware files is only possible because we have developed a proprietary technology that allows us to locate the encrypted files and reconstruct them, in many cases.

Successful recovery of encrypted ransomware files requires knowledge about the specific storage device that was affected. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and expertise in each of the major storage devices, including RAID systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), Databases, Servers, Virtual Machines, and more. Without this specialized knowledge, file recovery can be compromised and may not be possible.

How to choose a company to decrypt my data?

Few companies in the world are able to decrypt AgainstTheWest ransomware files, so information about this possibility is scarce, to the point that many think that such a recovery is impossible. Also, there is a lot of incorrect information stating that decryption is not possible.

While there may be discussions around the possibility of decrypting ransomware files, there are indeed reputable companies that have developed solutions to do so, including Digital Recovery.

Information about these processes and customers is confidential, so formal testimonials are scarce.

In light of these challenges, it is crucial to seek out reputable companies with significant experience in the data recovery industry, and that provide direct access to a dedicated expert from the initial point of contact. This ensures that customers can trust the expertise and reliability of the company, and receive the support they need to navigate the recovery process.

How much does the process to decrypt AgainstTheWest ransomware cost?

It is not possible to state the price of the process before the initial diagnosis, only after it is possible to measure the size of the damage caused by AgainstTheWest ransomware and analyze whether decryption will be possible or not.

Once the initial diagnosis is complete, we provide a commercial proposal for the recovery process. The payment for the service is typically only requested after the customer has validated the recovered files in a remote session. This process ensures that the customer is satisfied with the results before finalizing the payment.

Is negotiating with hackers from AgainstTheWest group a good option?

Criminals often rely on victims contacting them in the first few hours after a ransomware attack, and will use threatening language in their ransom demands. During this initial contact, victims may be under significant stress and may be more likely to comply with the criminals’ demands.

We recommend that the victim should not contact the AgainstTheWest criminals, but contact professionals in this field, so that, accompanied by an expert, they can analyze the data and verify the possibilities of recovery.

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What you need to know

Preventing a AgainstTheWest ransomware attack requires a comprehensive cybersecurity framework, but that’s not all, let’s list some important points that you need to pay attention to.

  1. Keep software and operating systems up to date: Regularly update software and operating systems with the latest security patches to protect against known vulnerabilities.

  2. Use strong passwords and two-factor authentication: Use strong, unique passwords for all accounts and enable two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security.

  3. Educate employees: Train employees on how to recognize phishing emails and other social engineering tactics used by cybercriminals.

  4. Back up data regularly: Make sure to regularly back up important data to a secure, offsite location.

  5. Use antivirus and antimalware software: Use reputable antivirus and antimalware software and keep it up to date.

  6. Limit user access: Restrict user access to only what is necessary to perform their job functions and regularly review and remove unnecessary access.

  7. Monitor network traffic: Regularly monitor network traffic to detect unusual activity or traffic patterns.

  8. Have an incident response plan: Develop and regularly test an incident response plan to respond quickly and effectively to a ransomware attack.

By following these best practices, organizations can help reduce their risk of falling victim to a AgainstTheWest ransomware attack.

There are several strategies employed by AgainstTheWest criminals, the main ones are: downloads of infected files, malicious links, attacks via RDP, Phishing, spam email campaigns, and more. 

All of them have the same intention, to access the victim’s system without the victim’s awareness. To do so, the AgainstTheWest ransomware camouflages itself in the system so as not to be detected by defense systems. 

In the tactics that depend on the action of a user, phishing tactics are applied so that the victim, without realizing it, downloads the ransomware into the system.

Suspicious activities such as excessive processing, memory usage, and disk access warrant a thorough investigation to determine whether an attack is in progress.

AgainstTheWest Ransomware typically utilizes the machine’s own resources to carry out data exfiltration and encryption, thereby imposing a heavy load on the system’s resources.

Moreover, detecting the attack through changes to file extensions can be challenging since the encryption process would have already been initiated, making it a more complex process.

The data will remain encrypted, it will be necessary for the affected machine to be formatted. By doing this all stored data will be lost.

But in cases where the attacking group uses the double extortion tactic of copying and extracting all files and encrypting the original data, the stolen files will be posted on the group’s website or Dark Web forums and all original data will remain encrypted on the affected device, requiring the device to be formatted.

Through unique technologies Digital Recovery can bring back encrypted data on any storage device, offering remote solutions anywhere in the world.

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