Ransomware
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Ransomware Darkside

According to the data, the first appearance of the Darkside Ransomware happened around August 2020. Since then, the group behind the Darkside attacks has been targeting companies in all industries around the world.

The vision of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) has become increasingly democratized among cybercriminals. It makes it possible for any malware owner to carry out an attack against a company. The only demand from the group that sold the malware is to receive a percentage of each attack.

It is true that many hacker groups carry out mass attacks on random companies with the hope that one of them will agree to pay the ransom. However, the Darkside group’s attack history has highlighted a very thorough company-study strategy.

The complexity of the attacks and the targeting of large companies has shown a very advanced understanding of the victim’s security structure and systems.

Besides being organized in their attacks, the Darkside group practices the notorious double extortion. Once the attack has succeeded, they demand a second ransom payment from the victim, threatening to make the stolen information public.

In other words, in exchange for your data, the company will have to pay a first ransom to get your data back and a second to keep the cybercriminals from taking sensitive information to the general public.

The Darkside group maintains care not to launch the ransomware into the environment before certifying that the area has been mapped, that valuable data has been extracted, that control of privileged accounts has been assumed, and that all backup systems have been discovered. Only then do they begin the encryption.

As much as the group behind the Darkside Ransomware has been updating their malware with its version 2.0 in March 2021, their attack methodology basically remains unchanged. They stake their conquests on the following steps:

  • Initial Access
  • Control of the Environment
  • Credential Gathering
  • Data Collection and Preparation
  • Encryption
Recover Ransomware Darkside

Recover Files Encrypted by Ransomware Darkside

Despite the prowess and level of complexity that Darkside ransomware possesses, Digital Recovery has over the past few years been recovering data and saving companies from ransomware attack. 

We can rely on experts in encrypted data recovery. Our tools allow us to recover data on virtually any storage device, such as Servers, Databases, Virtual Machines, RAID systems, and others.

Due to the sensitivity of the data that a company may have, we also have a confidentiality agreement (NDA) for double security of your data.

Digital Recovery is able to work remotely today, and if the situation requires, we offer emergency recovery. In this way, our employees are available full time for any eventuality.

Regardless of the level of attack that your company has suffered, Digital Recovery may have the solution at hand. Contact our team and get your data recovered 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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