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LockBit 3.0 Ransomware

The LockBit 3.0 ransomware is an update of its original version. And although it has only recently been released, it has already been drawing attention with new bug bounty systems and company exposure.

As other ransomware groups fell and were deactivated, Cyberthint reported that LockBit has been gaining prominence, being responsible for more than 60 attacks, representing 32% of the invasions in the month of June 2022.

And now with its 3.0 release, the group has added a bug bounty system to its RaaS (Ransomware as Service). The project was already in the testing phase since April 2022, and the method is based on paying people who are able to detect any flaws, vulnerabilities, or suggest “bright ideas” for ransomware.

The group is also bringing concerns to businesses, as on their website they are reporting which companies are being encrypted by the ransomware. In addition to allowing anyone to influence the attack, they can pay to destroy all the files, download the data among other options.

As much as LockBit was not the first group to use bug bounty, this is the first time ransomware has been seen using this program.

In a note posted on its website, LockBit says, “We invite all security researchers, ethical and unethical hackers on the planet to participate in our bug bounty program. Rewards range in value from $1,000 to $1 million.” And for contributors to receive their rewards they are challenged to report the items listed below.

  • Website Bugs: Reporting vulnerabilities, getting a site access shell, and other site-related challenges is one of the items that can bring employees compensation.
  • Encryptor Bugs: Exposing bugs during ransomware execution that result in data loss, or keyless ways of decryption also brings contributors access to rewards.
  • Bright Ideas: Suggestions for improvements, features of competitors that they don’t already have, and the like.
  • Doxing: Perhaps the toughest challenge on this list. LockBit is willing to pay for those who are able to dox the head of the program.
  • TOX Messenger: Flaws in the messaging device used by the group, any interesting vulnerabilities, LockBit will reward those who report them.
  • Tor Network: Information that helps obtain the IP where the onion domain is allocated, entitles contributors to rewards.

For each piece of information, the group assesses the value and makes its payments using cryptocurrencies. With the update, the virtual currency Zcash has also been added as a form of payment, making the group’s secrecy even more efficient. Currently the ransom payments or bug bounty payments are made by Bitcoin, Monero, and Zcash.

The slogan adopted by the group is “Make Ransomware Great Again!”, this shows that they are committed to reaching the top of ransomware, and their update makes this evident. Therefore the risk to businesses tends to grow.

Knowing this, ransomware groups are not the only ones updating. Recovery companies are also dedicated day and night working to perfect their methods to deal with attacks.

Recuperar dados Ransomware LockBit 3.0

Recover Files Encrypted by LockBit 3.0 Ransomware

Digital Recovery specializes in the recovery of data encrypted by ransomware. And has been in the market for over 20 years bringing solutions, without negotiating with the criminals.

In each case we seek to give the client the best results

We know how sensitive information is to attacks by hackers. With this in mind, we created our NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). This guarantees the confidentiality of all victim data.

So if you need to recover files on storage devices, databases, virtual machines, RAID systems, and other storage devices. Contact us and start a diagnostic right away.

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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