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Makop Ransomware

Makop ransomware has been expanding through its affiliate program, RaaS (Ransomware as a Service), a tactic that aims to seek partners to carry out attacks by only charging a commission on top of the ransom value. This tactic is intended to expand the attacks by bringing renown to the group.

The main target of this group has been companies in South Korea, not that they ignore companies in Europe and America, but they focus is on Korea. The group’s main targets are companies in manufacturing, education, media, technology, construction, pharmaceutical, legal, engineering, and defense.

The group uses spam email campaigns, these emails contain employment forms and materials related to copyright infringement, the ransomware is hidden in these files, which once installed disables all programs that could stop it and starts the encryption process.

At the end of the process a desktop file with a name “readme-warning.txt” is left, this document contains the group’s demands and what ways the victim can contact them.

To demonstrate that the group has the decryption key, they decrypt two files for free, but with some conditions such as not containing valuable information to the company and also no larger than 1 MB.

Recuperar Ransomware Makop

Recover Files Encrypted by Makop Ransomware

Recovery of files encrypted by ransomware is a relatively new field, only companies that can develop technologies can do such recovery. A few years ago this kind of recovery was impossible, today however, some companies are able to recover the data affected by ransomware.

However, this recovery is extremely delicate, as any error can compromise the files even further, so it is important to have an expert do the entire process.

At Digital Recovery, the specialists are at your disposal, they have all the necessary tools and training to be successful in the recovery.

We can recover encrypted files on any data storage device, such as HDD, SSD, Database, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), RAID system, Virtual Machines.

All our processes are is supported by a high level of data protection and we also provide a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Contact our experts and see all we can do for you.

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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