We can retrieve data encrypted by BlackCat ransomware on the majority of the storage devices
Decrypt BlackCat ransomware files
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.
Numerous BlackCat cyber attacks are tailored and directed towards specific victim companies, with the potential for immense destruction. These attacks often involve a deliberate delay in the encryption process, as the attackers attempt to first gain access to online backups and as many network devices as possible. This can result in the encryption process lasting for months, and once the ransomware is executed, it has the capability to encrypt the majority, if not all, of the data files.
In the face of such a disastrous event, the options available for organizations are often limited, especially if their backup systems have been impacted or are not updated. The alarming number of companies that have been forced to shut down operations after their data has been encrypted is a stark reminder of the devastating impact of these attacks.
Often, even after paying the BlackCat 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 BlackCat 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.
As BlackCat ransomware attacks continue to rise globally, we have focused our expertise on ransomware decryption. Our team has developed a distinctive solution that can be applied to a wide range of storage devices, including Virtual Machines, RAID Systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), Databases, Servers, and much more.
Our specialists are highly qualified and have the latest technologies in the data recovery market, the main one is called TRACER, a proprietary technology with which we have obtained expressive results in the decryption of ransomware files.
We offer an advanced diagnosis that will allow us to understand the dimension of the BlackCat attack, this first diagnosis can be done in the first 24 working hours from the time we receive the samples. After this process, we provide a commercial agreement and, once accepted, we kick off the process of decrypting the files.
All our solutions are supported by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), through which we offer total security to our customers. We also provide a confidentiality agreement (NDA) written by our legal department. But if you feel more comfortable in providing an NDA written by your own company, we are open to analyze and accept it, if necessary.
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Answers from our experts
How do I recover files affected by BlackCat ransomware?
The recovery of BlackCat 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.
This process requires knowledge about the storage device that was affected, without which the files can be corrupted and recovery would not be possible. Our experts have extensive knowledge about each of the major storage devices, such as: RAID systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), Databases, Servers, Virtual Machines, and more.
How to choose a company to decrypt my data?
Due to the limited number of companies with the ability to decrypt BlackCat ransomware files, accurate information on this process is hard to come by. As a result, many people believe that such recovery is impossible, and there is a lot of misinformation that decryption cannot be done.
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.
Due to the confidential nature of the recovery process and customer information, formal testimonials regarding these processes are limited.
Given all this, it is important that you look for companies that are serious and that have several years of experience in the data recovery market and that make an expert available for the customer to communicate with from the first contact.
How much does the process to decrypt BlackCat ransomware cost?
The cost of the ransomware decryption process can only be determined after an initial diagnosis, as the extent of the damage caused by the BlackCat ransomware attack needs to be assessed. This evaluation will determine if the decryption process is possible or not, and the complexity of the process required. As a result, it is not possible to provide an estimate or quote for the cost of the decryption process without first conducting an analysis.
After the initial diagnosis, a commercial proposal is made available and, once accepted, the recovery process is started. In most of the cases the payment is only made after the validation of the recovered files, done by the customer himself in a remote session.
Is negotiating with hackers from BlackCat 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 BlackCat 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
How to prevent a BlackCat ransomware attack?
Preventing a BlackCat 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.
Keep software and operating systems up to date: Regularly update software and operating systems with the latest security patches to protect against known vulnerabilities.
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.
Educate employees: Train employees on how to recognize phishing emails and other social engineering tactics used by cybercriminals.
Back up data regularly: Make sure to regularly back up important data to a secure, offsite location.
Use antivirus and antimalware software: Use reputable antivirus and antimalware software and keep it up to date.
Limit user access: Restrict user access to only what is necessary to perform their job functions and regularly review and remove unnecessary access.
Monitor network traffic: Regularly monitor network traffic to detect unusual activity or traffic patterns.
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 BlackCat ransomware attack.
What is the most common means of access used by hackers to break into the environments?
There are several strategies employed by BlackCat 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 BlackCat 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.
Is there any behavior of my server, that I can analyze, to know if I am being attacked by BlackCat Ransomware?
Suspicious activities such as excessive processing, memory usage, and disk access warrant a thorough investigation to determine whether an attack is in progress.
BlackCat 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.
What happens if I don't pay the BlackCat ransom?
If a device is affected by BlackCat ransomware that uses encryption, the encrypted data will remain inaccessible until the ransom is paid or the device is formatted.
However, if the attacking group employs the double extortion tactic of copying and exfiltrating all files from the device prior to encryption, they may post the stolen files on the group’s website or on Dark Web forums. In this case, even if the victim pays the ransom or formats the affected device, the original data will remain encrypted while the stolen files will be exposed, causing significant data breaches and privacy concerns.