Ransomware
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Ransomware Spook

The Spook ransomware is a derivation of the Prometheus ransomware, which in turn is a derivation of the Thanos ransomware. This is a good example of how some ransomware groups act.

Constant attacks can bring unwanted attention from authorities to the group. When this happens, the group’s activities are shut down, and after some time the same tactics used by the group return and are used by another newly created group.

There is the possibility that the group sells the ransomware to another group, which changes the name and continues with the attacks, this field is still very nebulous, there are only deductions of how the groups act after the activities are shut down, but it is strange that three ransomware in a row follow the same process and are based on the same program.

Of these three ransomware the one that is active today is the Spook ransomware, its first appearance occurred in September 2021. The group has a website, not only for leaking the files, but also for exposing companies, who even if they pay the ransom will have their name on the list of victims on the website, the group flaunts its attacks as trophies, to show its strength.

Like its predecessor, after breaking into the system the ransomware shuts down any program that could prevent the full encryption of the files. The interesting thing is that even if the device is disconnected from the internet the encryption continues normally, without any kind of interruption.

The group’s attacks are directed at corporate targets, this does not prevent individuals from being attacked as well, corporate targets are the most lucrative for cybercriminals.

Ransomware Spook

Recover Files Encrypted by Spook Ransomware

Digital Recovery specializes in recovering files that have been partially or fully encrypted by Spook ransomware. This recovery is possible because we have managed to develop software and hardware capable of reconstructing files directly from the hard drive, this recovery is done without the need of the decryption key.

We can recover almost any storage device, be it: HD, SSD, RAID Systems, Database, Virtual Machines, Servers and others.

The recovery is done by highly qualified professionals, who have at their disposal the most sophisticated tools on the market.

Throughout the process, the specialist will accompany the client, and a feedback flow will be agreed between the two, so that feedbacks are constant and the client is not left in the dark at any time during the process.

We know that having the files blocked for many days can be highly financially harmful to the company, that is why we developed the emergency recovery mode, in which our labs work in 24x7x365 mode.

All our processes are supported by GDPR (General Law of Data Protection) and the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

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Ransomware Recovery FAQ

Every day, ransomware attacks get better and better. After a successful attack attempt, ransomware quickly maps the user’s most important files to begin encryption. Microsoft Office files, databases, PDFs and design are among its main targets.

Ransomware is designed to be unnoticeable, so it can disable all system defenses without being noticed and start the process of encrypting the files. Even though ransomware can go unnoticed by the system, it can still be noticed by the user, because ransomware uses the system’s own resources to do the encryption, this can slow down the system. Ransomware also changes file extensions. So be on the lookout for these signs: System slowdown and extensions being added to files.

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Yes, it is possible. You can restart the computer in safe mode which will limit the ransomware’s action as system resources will be locked. You can also disconnect the computer from the Internet which can interrupt the hackers’ connection to your system, it is worth remembering that there is ransomware that works even without being connected to the Internet. You can also start the diagnostics to identify threats with your antivirus, the vast majority of antiviruses have this function.
But there are cases where the encryption was interrupted by the user, some files had already been affected and this caused an error in the encryption and even the hackers could not restore the files, even with the decryption key. In these cases only a data recovery company, such as Digital Recovery, can recover the files.

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Yes, attacks usually happen mainly on holidays and weekends during the early morning hours. These days are chosen because there are not many active users on the system, which prevents the attack from being discovered before the encryption is completed.

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The vast majority of ransomware uses RSA [Rivest-Shamir-Adleman]-2048 and AES [Advanced Encryption Standard] encryption.

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First of all, do not pay the ransom. No matter what the hackers say, there is no guarantee that the decryption key will actually be released after the ransom is paid.
The first thing to do is to inform the authorities about the attack, governments have specialized cybercrime departments that will investigate the attack. After that, check if your backups were affected, if they were, only a company specialized in data recovery can recover your files, this is the next step. Contact Digital Recovery who will assist you in the complete recovery of your files.

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After first contacting us and sending the affected media we will diagnose the device to check the extent of the damage caused by the ransomware, with this we can project the duration of the process, and provide the budget to the customer. After the budget is approved by the customer, we start the recovery process, for this we have exclusive software that can, with the help of our specialists, reconstruct the data.
If the customer opts for remote recovery, instead of sending us the media, he/she will send the encrypted files to a virtual environment, which is totally safe, so that we can access them.
After the end of the process we will do a double check so that the customer can verify the integrity of the recovered files.
Payment is only made after delivery of the files and validation of the same by the client.

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