Ransomware
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BlockZ Ransomware

BlockZ ransomware has been extremely consistent in its recent attacks; numerous victims have come forward with files encrypted by the group.

The group acts mainly with spam and phishing email campaigns, this campaign consists of sending numerous emails with important messages, such as from banks, post offices, etc. Requesting that the user download a document to analyze the terms and in this document is contained the malware.

The ransomware does not manifest itself immediately, instead it hides in the victim’s system and disables the system’s defenses such as antivirus, firewalls, and others.

After disabling any programs that could counteract the encryption process, the ransomware completely maps the most important files such as PDFs, spreadsheets, documents, photos, etc.

After that it immediately starts encrypting the files, this can take some time, all affected files receive the extension .blockZ and are unable to be opened or changed.

After the process is completed, a document is generated with the ransom note, called ‘How To Restore Your Files.txt’.

The group charges high amounts to release the key to decrypt the files, the amount must be paid in cryptocurrencies and may vary according to the victim and the volume of encrypted data.

It is worth remembering that criminals give no guarantee that the decryption key will even be released after the ransom payment, there are numerous cases in which the victim made the payment and continued with the encrypted files.

In view of this, it is vital to know an alternative to payment, this alternative is the recovery of encrypted data done by Digital Recovery.

Recover blockZ Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Ransomware blockZ

Digital Recovery has been working in data recovery for over 23 years, we specialize in the recovery of files encrypted by ransomware on any storage device.

We can recover data from databases, storages, RAID systems, virtual machines, servers and more. Our experts have developed unique technologies for this purpose.

All of our processes are proprietary and can be performed anywhere in the world via remote recovery. We have helped companies all over the world to not give in to the pressure of criminals and to get back to business as usual without any interference from ransomware.

We have certainly helped our customers save thousands of dollars by not paying the ransom demanded by the criminals. All our projects are protected by a confidentiality agreement (NDA).

Contact our experts and start recovering encrypted files 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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