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Holy Ghost Ransomware

The Holy Ghost Ransomware is an organization that has been operating since June 2021, carrying out small-scale double extortion attacks. Its method consists of stealing information and threatening to expose it on its TOR domain.

According to the researchers, the group chooses not to attack large institutions that require time and complex strategies. But they aim to conduct smaller operations in several countries, targeting the financial, educational, and industrial sectors.

Holy Ghost encrypts the victim by adding the extension “.h0lyenc” to each infected file, blocking access to the information.

To obtain a financial return on its operations, the group asks for amounts ranging from 1.2 to 5 bitcoins in order to decrypt the victim’s data. It is worth noting that dealing with the group is extremely dangerous and can result in further losses.

Upon investigation, it was detected that Holy Ghost is North Korean, with no support from the local government, focused solely on the own income of the hackers involved in the project.

One feature that caught the attention of investigators is that the tools used by the group were created by another ransomware extension known as PLUTONIUM. This could indicate a possible connection between the groups.

It is common for ransomware groups to use different names in their attacks, Holy Ghost is just one of several names of the organization, it is also known as SiennaPurple, H0lyGh0st and DEV-0530.

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Recover Files Encrypted by Holy Ghost Ransomware

Digital Recovery is able to recover files encrypted by ransomware without negotiating with hackers.

We have been working in the data recovery market for over 23 years, developing unique and innovative technologies that are prominent in the market.

We recognize the damage that file loss can do to victims, so our team of engineers is ready to tackle each occurrence with agility and efficiency. For most services, we offer a remote solution, preventing further damage.

We have also drawn up our own confidentiality agreement (NDA) that will result in information secrecy without risk of exposure.

We have already helped our clients not to lose millions of dollars by paying the ransom. For extreme cases, you can trigger the emergency mode, where our experts will provide exclusive 24×7 support.

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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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