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Ransomware Lockean

The Lockean ransomware is the newest group in the “big game hunting” which is the open hunting of large corporations.The first record of the ransomware was made yesterday (03/10/2021), but not that it was the first record of activity from the group.

There are indications that they have already been allied with large groups that have done numerous attacks around the world such as: DoppelPaymer, Maze, Prolock, Egregor and REvil Sodinokibi.

Initially, it seems that the group’s target is restricted to French companies, to the extent that the government through Le Centre gouvernemental de veille, d’alerte et de réponse aux attaques informatiques (CERT-FR) issued a warning about the group’s activities in the country.

The last alert issued by the government was on March 2, a warning about the Egregor ransomware, this group was responsible for attacks on the Ouest France daily, the video game giant Ubisoft, and the carrier Gefco.

The French police managed to track down and arrest part of this group, but this alert shows just how dangerous this group is for companies in the country.

Of even greater concern is the tactic employed by the group, RaaS (Ransomware as a Service), which involves seeking out affiliates and making the ransomware available for attacks to take place.

The group charges a percentage of the ransom and makes its website available for leaking the files if the ransom is not paid by the company.

All indications are that we will see a wave of Lockean ransomware attacks, which possibly will not be restricted to France only, but will spread across Europe and reach America.

The good news is that unlike the times of the Egregor ransomware attacks, today there is a company that has the technology to recover files encrypted by Lockean ransomware and thus restore the operation of the affected company, Digital Recovery.

Ransomware Lockean

Recover Files Encrypted by Lockean Ransomware

The solutions created by Digital Recovery for ransomware recovery are unique and are effective for recovering any ransomware extension, including Lockean ransomware.

We have been in the data recovery market for over 20 years, and our biggest differentiator is our ability to develop software and hardware to recover data from virtually any storage device, such as: HDD, SSD, Database, Storages, RAID System, Virtual Machines and others.

We have certainly helped our customers save millions of dollars by not paying the ransom demands of cybercriminals.

All our processes are in accordance with the General Law for Data Protection (GDPR) and the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

At a time as critical as this, count on Digital Recovery to recover your data.

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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