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Ransomware Astro Locker

The Astro Locker ransomware is the evolution of the Mount Locker ransomware, unlike other groups that change their name to fool authorities, this group changed their name to punctuate their evolution.

After the name change, the group appeared even more aggressive in its attacks and with its malware even more dangerous.

The Astro Locker ransomware script has been updated. Now, after the break-in, it focuses on disabling any program that could cripple the encryption or detect the break-in.

Not only has it been programmed to fetch the backed up files, neutralizing them completely, making it virtually impossible for the company to recover the files itself, it is worth noting that we specialize in recovering data encrypted by ransomware.

There are reports that after the invasion, the ransomware was hidden for several weeks modifying the company’s backup routines, and after completely weakening the backups the files were encrypted.

Think how disastrous that situation can be for a company. Ransomware groups have updated to do just that, undermine all chances of recovering the data without paying the ransom.

Astro Locker ransomware after breaking into a company’s system does not start the encryption right away, instead it hides and starts moving laterally inside the system looking for sensitive files for companies, after locating them, they are copied and extracted to be used as blackmail in the future, this tactic is called double extortion.

The Astro Locker has focused its attacks mainly on biotechnology companies, these companies are extremely valuable to cybercriminals, because they possess valuable intellectual property that can in no way be leaked and can be accessed by their competitors. This is a determining factor for the quick payment of the ransom.

Recovery Ransomware Astro Locker

Recovering Files Encrypted by Ransomware Astro Locker

Digital Recovery specializes in recovering files encrypted by ransomware, of any length. We have developed unique technologies for this purpose.

The fact that we were able to develop a technology with Tracer, our proprietary technology, meant that we were able to recover data in cases that were considered impossible. Only time and experience can generate this expertise.

Throughout the recovery process, the client is accompanied by one of our specialists, who with constant feedbacks will keep the client up to date with each process.

We can recover encrypted files on virtually any storage device, whether HDDs, SSDs, Databases, Virtual Machines, RAID systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN) and others.

All our processes are in line with the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

Count on Digital Recovery to recover your data. Contact our experts now.

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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