Due to the alarming growth of XIII ransomware attacks, we specialize in ransomware decryption
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Decrypt XIII Ransomware
Digital Recovery is a company that has been in the data recovery business for over 20 years. In all these years on the road, few scenarios have been as challenging as recovering Ransomware.
Despite the great difficulty in recovering encrypted data, our engineering department has advanced every day and we have achieved great and expressive results for our customers. This advancement has allowed us to help our customers save millions of dollars.
According to a study by Chainalysis, a company specializing in global financial transactions, blockchains and bitcoins, in the year 2020 there was a 3 times increase in ransom requests after ransomware attacks worldwide. This demonstrates how widespread ransomware attacks are.
Main Types of Ransomware
With hundreds of ransomware operating in the market and every day new and more advanced versions appear, we can classify Ransomware into the following types:
Encrypts the files and prevents them from being opened. Although the files are encrypted, it is possible for the user to boot up the operating system and see the encrypted files.
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Why Choose Digital Recovery to Decrypt XIII Ransomware?
We specialize in data recovery encrypted by XIII Ransomware and any other extensions.Our ransomware-focused department works tirelessly 7 days a week and 365 days a year to recover from the most complex cases of ransomware attacks.
We have developed software and hardware technologies that enable us to act with precision and agility in advanced diagnostic processes to recover XIII ransomware. The creation of these technologies – many of which are proprietary and exclusive – has kept Digital Recovery at the forefront.
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.
We know that a ransomware attack is harmful to the company’s image, so we provide our customers with a confidentiality agreement (NDA) so that there is security on the part of the customer that no information will be disclosed.
We know the critical scenario that is for a company to have its services paralyzed due to cyber attack, generating more damage day after day. That’s why we created recovery in emergency mode, where processes are accelerated and carried out 24 hours and 7 days a week. All so that the recovery is done as quickly as possible.
There is still hope for your lost data, our entire team is at your company's disposal.
Frequently Asked Questions About XIII 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.
Very often yes. Typically, the attack happens through loopholes given by malicious applications that were downloaded from the Web. 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.
Usually hackers leave threatening messages on affected machines. But if the information is not important or if you have a backup, by formatting the computer and taking precautions not to get infected again nothing will happen. There is a new type of attack where hackers steal your information and if you do not agree to pay the ransom they threaten to share your information on the Internet.
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.
Yes, holidays and weekends are the days of choice for cyber attacks. The reason for this is because on holidays and weekends there are far fewer people active in computer network security.
In 2020 alone it is estimated that payments of more than 500 million dollars occurred for ransomware attack cases.
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.
Currently it is Ragnar Locker that uses the Windows virtual machine system to perform infections and encrypt files and databases in the 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.
As in 65% of the attacks that occurred in 2020 involved cloud data, we can see from the numbers, that the risk still remains in evidence, even though all data is in the cloud [Amazon and Microsoft].
In 15% of the attacks that occurred in 2020, administrators were able to stop the propagation process even after the intrusion was successful, thus preventing further damage to the environment.
Yes, there are insurance options on the market for the cyber attack niche, usually the keywords “digital risk protection” appear in the policy description. Due to the high number of cyber attacks, in some countries such as France, insurers are removing ransomware from insurance coverage.