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Fonix Ransomware

The Fonix ransomware was released in June 2020; however, it did not gain prominence at first. However, in early 2021, the ransomware hit 182 companies, putting the group in the spotlight alongside other extensions such as REvil Sodinokibi and LockBit.

It is common for systems to be infected by ransomware through macros, malicious ads, and pirated downloads. Fonix propagates itself in the same way.

When the encryption process is executed, the files are given the extension “.XINOF” locking the data. The extension cannot be removed without having access to the decryption key.

A different method is seen in the ransom notes left by Fonix. In addition to the notepad named “Help.txt” containing only the contact email, the group adds a pop-up called “How To Decrypt Files.hta” where the requirements required to recover the files is left.

The amounts charged by the group can only be paid in Bitcoin and can range from $200.00 to $1,500.00.

To ensure that they have the decryption key, three files smaller than 2 MB with little relevance can be decrypted by the hackers.

To avoid attracting more attention, the groups often use more than one name, Fonix is also known as Xinof and FonixCrypter.

Recover Fonix Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Fonix Ransomware

The worst choice to make when losing data is to attempt recovery without expert help, as this can result in permanent loss. Digital Recovery has a team of experts in recovering data encrypted by ransomware without negotiating with hackers.

We have been working in the field of data recovery for more than 23 years, seeking fast and efficient solutions to minimize company losses. To speed up the recovery process, our solutions were developed to be applied remotely.

We offer recovery in emergency mode, in which mode our laboratories operate 24×7 so that the process is done as quickly as possible.

We also make available our confidentiality agreement (NDA), which provides total secrecy.

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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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