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Avos Locker Ransomware

Avos Locker ransomware comes as a response to the “retirement” of larger groups that were prominent with successful attacks around the world such as REvil Sodinokibi and Darkside. But it is not alone, Blackmatter ransomware is also in contention for that space.

The Avos Locker ransomware emerged in late June 2021, the group has adopted the RaaS (Ransomware as a service) tactic which is the outsourcing of attacks. You can find advertisements from the group looking for affiliates on the dark web forums. This tactic has become increasingly popular with ransomware groups.

Another tactic used by the groups is double extortion; on the one hand they exert pressure by locking down the company’s servers and on the other by threatening to leak the company’s files on the dark web forums.

But the Avos Locker group has taken this blackmail to another level. The leaking of the files is like a “loss” for the group since they have gained nothing from it. The group now, instead of leaking the data, they are auctioning off the stolen files so that they can receive a certain amount of money for their services.

It was not the Avos Locker group that started this tactic, they were inspired by REvil Sodinokibi.

This tactic came about because the data that was leaked was downloaded by anonymous people and sold in internet groups. When they realized this, the group added this tactic to their plans.

The Avos Locker ransomware targets its attacks on Windows operating systems. The group attacked Pacific City Bank, an American bank, which had its files leaked.

The group maintains a “wall of shame” to expose companies that have had their files encrypted. Along with the name of the company, there is also a timer with a countdown to the payment of the ransom, and if the ransom is not paid, the files will be auctioned off.

This type of leak can be highly damaging to companies, trade secrets can be sold, customer data, which can have serious consequences under the law.

In short, the company can be harmed for numerous reasons, which puts pressure on them to pay.

But, there is still a way out for these companies to recover files without the need for the group’s decryption key, the encrypted data recovery, done by Digital Recovery.

Ransomware AvosLocker

Recover Files Encrypted by Avos Locker Ransomware

With over 20 years of experience, Digital Recovery has perfected its data recovery services to the point where we have developed technologies capable of recovering files encrypted by ransomware.

We can recover Virtual Machines, RAID Systems, Storages, Databases, File Servers, and more. There is no challenge too big that we cannot overcome.

Few companies have the ability to recover Avos Locker ransomware.

Mind that all our processes are in accordance with the EU GDPR and we have the support of a law firm specialized in data and internet. We can also sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Count on Digital Recovery to recover your encrypted files, restoring your company’s full operation.

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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