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Nyx Ransomware

Nyx ransomware is the newest variant recently discovered by cyber researchers. This new ransomware practices one of the most feared strategies for ransomware attack victims: double extortion. This refers to the fact that they not only encrypt the data, but also steal it. In this way they can exert greater pressure by threatening to disclose the stolen data if there is a delay in paying the ransom. Unfortunately, this psychological pressure technique does work in the end. For this reason, new ransomware variants decide to adopt the same strategy. But for the double extortion to work, Nyx ransomware follows a well-defined methodology. Once the environment is hacked, the attackers then launch the Nyx ransomware, which takes care of scouring the environment for files relevant to the encryption. The Nyx ransomware then makes a copy of the selected files to a system belonging to those responsible for the attack. It is exactly this data that will be used as pressure for the double extortion. Only then can the encryption of the files be carried out. The Nyx ransomware adds the following structured extension to all encrypted files: [victim’s unique ID].[attacker’s contact email address].NYX A ransom note called READ_ME.txt is then generated so that the victim can contact the attackers and pay the ransom. Certainly, being a victim of a situation like this is terrible and can become even more serious when you are not accompanied by professionals.
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Recover Files Encrypted by Nyx Ransomware

Digital Recovery has professionals who specialize in the data recovery industry. Throughout our 23 years in the market, we had the honor of helping hundreds of companies victims of ransomware. We have improved and developed solutions capable of recovering files encrypted in databases, virtual machines, servers, RAID systems and various other types of storage. We understand how delicate this situation can be, so we rely in our work day on a confidentiality agreement (NDA) for the total security of our customers’ data. Digital Recovery positions itself as the best alternative after a ransomware attack. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to assist you in the best way. So contact us and get your data back.

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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