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Ransomware Babuk

The Babuk ransomware emerged in the month of January 2021, invading at least 5 large companies on January 15. Like other variants, the ransomware group breaks into and is deployed on the network of companies, which carefully hack and compromise the entire network.

The group gains access by phishing, a very famous tactic used by some other ransomware groups. Phishing is basically an attempt to trick users via email, phone calls, social networks, or SMS.

And this tactic is easier to fall for than you think, because all their proposals are very similar to real companies, and consequently the victim falls for the scam and the ransomware is installed.

Babuk has been responsible for major attacks, one of them was the attack on the Washington DC Police Department, besides the attack the group published 250 GB of stolen data on their blog on the DeepWeb.

The ransom amount charged by the group ranges from $60,000 to $80,000, which was probably not paid by the police, who ended up having the data leaked.

The Babuk ransomware can break into almost any version of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10, and it not only breaks into the operating system, it also disrupts some backup and anti-malware services upon entering the computer, making it unstoppable.

The ransomware adds a ‘.babyk’ extension to the encrypted files and leaves the following message at the end of the encrypted files: “choung dong looks like hot dog!!!”

Babuk Ransomware

Recovering Files Encrypted by Ransomware Babuk

The Babuk ransomware is extremely complex and sophisticated, making any company using the Windows operating system a potential victim.

We know how disastrous a successful Babuk ransomware attack can be for a company, so we have developed unique solutions to be able to recover data that has been encrypted, even without the decryption key.

We can recover encrypted data through a proprietary technology called Tracer, it can recover data on any storage device such as: HD, SSD, Servers, Storage, Database, RAID Systems, Virtual Machines and others.

All our procedures are done in accordance with the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

Contact one of our specialists and start the recovery process right 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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