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Killnet Ransomware

Killnet ransomware was recently discovered in cybersecurity research with files uploaded to VirusTotal. Apparently, the hackers are activists using the malware to influence the war between Russia and Ukraine.

This is not the first time we have detected ransomware groups with involvement in conflicts between countries. And by analyzing the extent of killnet it is possible to deduce that the group shows its support for the Russians.

To carry out its distribution, killnet ransomware makes use of already known strategies, starting from infected emails, malicious ads, and pirated software that carries the ransomware.

After finding a breach on the device, killnet begins to encrypt all data by inserting the “.killnet” extension and making it impossible to access it.

Then the wallpaper is changed by the ransomware itself (which may vary depending on the version). As usual, a ransom note with the name “Ru.txt” is left on the desktop with contact details to negotiate data recovery.

An interesting point that reinforces the idea that the hackers are Russian activists is the fact that the entire content of the letter is written in Russian. And at the end of the note you can notice a message that sounds like a cry of support for Russia.

Unlike other extensions, it was not possible to identify on killnet any way to decrypt samples for free, only by paying a cryptocurrency amount requested by them.

It is worth remembering that trading with hackers should never be considered as an option, as there are other methods to recover your data safely and reliably.

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Recover Files Encrypted by Killnet Ransomware

Digital Recovery is a data recovery company that has been in business for over 23 years. In recent years we have specialized in recovering files encrypted by ransomware without dealing with hackers.

We know that data loss can cause immeasurable damage to companies and organizations, so we provide resources with the best service for our customers in mind, including

  • Emergency Mode: When requested, our agents are on standby to perform a 24×7 scale data recovery for delivery in the shortest possible time.
  • NDA Agreement: For the confidentiality of each recovered file, we provide each client with a non-disclosure agreement to prevent any leaks.
  • Payment after recovery: As soon as a diagnosis of your device is made, a quote is provided to the client. However, the customer will only pay after validating that all data has been recovered.


Don’t waste time and contact us to recover your data.

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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