Due to the alarming growth of Wannacry ransomware attacks, we specialize in ransomware decryption
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Decrypt Wannacry Ransomware
Digital Recovery has been in the data recovery market for over two decades, and during all those years, recovering ransomware has challenged us the most.
Despite the great difficulty in recovering encrypted data, our engineering department has advanced without looking back and we have achieved great and expressive results for our customers. Our customers are grateful to have saved thousands of dollars.
According to a report developed by a company specialized in financial transactions (Chainalysis, a global consulting, analysis, and market intelligence company focused on blockchains and with emphasis on bitcoins), in the year 2020 alone, there was an increase of more than 300% in ransom demands involving cyber attacks with kidnapped data. This shows that attacks continue to grow at an alarming rate.
Main Types of Ransomware
With hundreds of ransomware operating in the market and every day new and more advanced extensions appear, we can classify Ransomware into the following types:
Encrypts the files and prevents them from being opened. Although the files are blocked, it is possible for the user to boot up the operating system and see the encrypted files.
If your project had a negative diagnosis or the execution time does not meet your expectations, we accept the challenge of analysing your case.
Why Choose Digital Recovery to Decrypt Wannacry Ransomware?
We specialize in data recovery encrypted by Wannacry Ransomware and any other extensions. We have a specialized division that can work in a dedicated 24x7x365 mode to handle complex cyber attack cases.
Recovering Wannacry ransomware is possible because we have developed hardware and software technologies that are capable of it. The ability to develop unique technologies puts us at a level that few data recovery companies in the world have achieved so far.
The technology that brings the most results in the recovery of data encrypted by ransomware is called Tracer. It is capable of reconstructing data encrypted by any ransomware extension, without the need for decryption key and decoder. This increases our chances of recovering data on Virtual Machines, Databases, RAID systems to almost 100%.
Our services are mainly focused on governments, financial institutions and small, medium and large companies, but we don’t just restrict ourselves to these areas, we also serve other data recovery companies.
Even if we do not have labs located in your country, we have the technology to be able to assess and recover your data remotely. If this is the case for you, please contact our department 24×7.
If you need it, we can also provide you with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in a language of your choice. If necessary, please discuss this with one of our specialists.
Being fully aware of the levels of pressure and urgency that exist in data center and cloud computing environments, we also offer a 24x7x365 standby service. This type of service provides our customers with the ability to perform services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
There is still hope for your lost data, our entire team is at your company's disposal.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wannacry Ransomware Recovery
With each passing day ransomware attacks are perfected. After a successful attack attempt, ransomware quickly maps the user’s most important files to begin encryption. Microsoft Office files, databases, PDFs, and designs are among their top targets.
Most of the time yes. Usually the attack happens through virtual ports that have been opened by malicious programs that have been downloaded from the Internet. Another very common way is through incoming e-mails with attachments or links to sites strategically designed to harm users. Your computer can become vulnerable by the simple fact of opening the attachment or clicking on the malicious link.
Hackers often leave threatening messages on affected machines and servers. However, if the data is not important or if you have a backup, if you format your computer and take care not to get hacked again, nothing will happen. There is a new type of computer attack where criminals steal your information and if you don’t pay the ransom, they threaten to spread your information across the Internet and the Deep Web.
A simplistic answer would not be able to explain this matter. But let’s just cover a few topics on the subject below. Without a doubt, the ideal is to hire a consultant or professional specialized in the cybersecurity field.
- Organization – A good way to start prevention is to organize and document networks, computers, and systems. Having a good documentation of the IT park can help a lot in the prevention process. Be aware of what software is allowed and used. Create rules so that ordinary users do not install any program on the computers. Know who are the computers, laptops and cell phones that have access to the physical network and Wi-Fi in your home or business.
- Strong passwords – Don’t use the same passwords for everything. Avoid birth dates and birthdays. If possible install a password manager that will always suggest and store a password with a high level of difficulty to crack.
- Security Solutions – A good security solution includes in its toolkit a good antivirus and a number of other tools with the purpose of reporting, preventing and neutralizing cyber-attacks. The value of a safe, as well as the time and security apparatus invested in protecting it, is directly linked to the list of items you intend to keep inside. If you have very valuable data on your computers then make an equivalent investment to protect your information.
- Effective backup policies – Have a good backup policy. Regrettably we have had cases where a client being attacked by ransomware was quite reassured that their backups were up to date. However, when returning the backup files, it was discovered that they were also encrypted by the ransomware. Also remember that a backup is always a second copy of the same information. Making a copy of the information on an external disk and then deleting the information from the computer’s hard drive does not make it a backup. Nowadays there are very secure ways of performing backups. Data center redundant backup policies are the best.
- Be careful with email – A lot of bad stuff can get into computers through email. Establish policies so that the e-mails used in the company are only for professional purposes. You can also configure security applications to not allow links and files attached to e-mails to be downloaded, opened, or accessed.
- Beware of software cracking programs – Software cracking programs are always from dubious sources. But what are they and what is the purpose of these programs? Imagine that you download the demo version of a certain program. But after a few days of use, the program stops working because the demo period has expired. The way to continue using the program is to buy a legal copy of it. But usually there are sites on the Internet that can provide you “free” software that will crack your program to make it work as if you had bought the original version. Be very careful with these programs. You cannot believe that someone would create such a program and not want anything in return. If this program opens a virtual door in your computer to be accessed after 6 months you will never suspect that the attack came from a trojan horse that entered your computer six months ago.
How does a Ransomware attack take place? What steps do you go through before the attack is completed?
Just as in a grand theft there is a high level of planning, so too in a cyber attack.
For a thief to enter a house, someone needs to leave a breach open or he needs to find a way around the alarm systems. Likewise, a cyber criminal will try to get a partner to enter your computer to open the door for him to enter. These partners may be programs of dubious provenance downloaded from the Web or sent via email. If he can’t infiltrate these through these “accomplices”, the job will be much more difficult.
Once the program is installed on the user’s machine, the user is responsible for opening the door and informing the hacker that he has a machine available for hacking. Once this is done, the data encryption process begins.
After attacking the machine, the ransomware can easily spread to infect machines on the network, targeting mainly servers. If the servers are hacked the entire company will be affected.
Of course, holidays and vacations are the main periods for cyber attacks. On these days the surveillance is less effective and as fewer people are working in the company, it is more difficult to notice suspicious movements.
In the year 2020 more than 500 million dollars in ransom payments were made.
In first place, with 29% of the attacks, the invasion happens because of downloading an infected file or clicking on a malicious link. In second place, with 21% of the cases, is the attack via RDP [Remote Desktop Protocol], which is a means of access to provide remote access to Windows machines.
It is called Ragnar Locker, this technique uses Windows Virtual Machine system to invade othe machines and servers, encrypt databases and all sort of files in the victim’s environment.
Is there any behavior of my server, that I can analyze, to know if I am being attacked by some Ransomware?
High consumption of processing, memory, and disk access are suspicious behaviors that need to be investigated thoroughly in order to assess whether an attack is underway.
Not at all, unfortunately. In 2020, 65% of ransomware attacks affected data in the cloud. So having the data in the cloud doesn’t mean it’s actually protected.
Yes, in 15% of ransomware attack cases in 2020, administrators were able to anticipate the spread of malware and stop the infection from progressing.
There are a few options on the market and usually the key words “digital risk protection” appear in the product name. Due to the high number of cyber attacks, in some countries such as France, insurers are removing ransomware from insurance coverage.