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IceFire Ransomware

The IceFire ransomware emerged in the first half of March 2022, the group has applied the tactic of double extortion, which consists of locking the system by encryption and stealing sensitive files with the intent to disclose them if the company does not pay the ransom.

IceFire uses the AES+RSA encryption algorithm, this is an extremely powerful encryption, it generates a unique decryption key, decryption is only done with this key which is kept by the group on a remote private server.

The group charges a high ransom for the release of the decryption key, but not only for this, this price is also charged so that no company files are released.

The group has concentrated its attacks on English-speaking users, and there have been numerous reported attacks around the world by the group.

It is not known for sure what is the main way the group uses to break into a victim’s system, but it is most likely through spam and phishing email campaigns.

After IceFire has broken into the system it copies the files and uploads them to its servers and encrypts the original files. All files affected and by the ransomware are given the extension .iFire.

A file is left with named “iFire-readme.txt” in it are the ransomware terms for the decryption key and a link to the group’s website in the TOR browser. After contact, the group sets the ransom amount that must be paid in cryptocurrency, the currency used by the group is Monero.

Even with the payment, the groups give no guarantee that the decryption key will actually be delivered or that the stolen data will not be released. So think very carefully before negotiating with hackers.

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Recover Files Encrypted by IceFire Ransomware

Digital Recovery specializes in the recovery of data encrypted by ransomware, operating in the data recovery market for over 23 years.

We have developed unique technologies that enable us to recover files encrypted on HD, SSD, Database, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), RAID Systems, Servers, Virtual Machines and others.

We have the ability to recover files from any company in the world, through remote recovery.

We provide a confidentiality agreement (NDA) to all our customers, so that there is full assurance that no information about the recovery process will be disclosed.

We can perform advanced diagnostics and thus project how long the process will take and what the chances of data recovery are.

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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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