Ransomware
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ProLock Ransomware

The ProLock ransomware follows a specific strategy when choosing its victims. This strategy is called “Big Game Hunting,” referring to the fact that the group only attacks large companies.

This way, by having large companies or government networks as targets, the attackers are able to extract large payouts from the victims.

By the end of 2019 ProLock was already active, but under the name PwndLocker. In March 2020, researchers discovered a bug in the ransomware and made a decoder available for free.

After that, the group updated its ransomware to fix the known bugs, thus emerging a more powerful version that became known as ProLock.

According to security researchers, the ProLock ransomware uses the Qakbot Trojan horse to break into the system. Spam campaigns and malicious emails are the most common means of invasion for Qakbot.

Once the environment has been hacked and the ransomware launched to encrypt data on a host, the group wants to target nearby computers to generate maximum damage.

This maneuver, called lateral movement, can be done through the Windows vulnerability CVE-2019-0859 to gain administrator-level access on infected hosts.

ProLock can use these credentials to move laterally across a network via RDP, having a wider reach that can cause a lot of damage to the system and thus the functioning of an organization.

The ProLock group often asks for ransoms ranging from 35 to 90 BTC (from $400,000 USD to $1,000,000 USD) and the trend is only increasing in the coming attacks.

Recover ProLock Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by ProLock Ransomware

Digital Recovery has 23 years of experience in the data recovery market. We have been able to develop unique solutions that allow us to recover data encrypted by ransomware.

Because we understand the damage that data loss can do to its victims, our team of engineers is ready to respond to any incident quickly and efficiently. We provide remote solutions for most services, preventing future damage.

We have drawn up our own confidentiality agreement (NDA), which will ensure that information is not exposed.

We can guarantee a fast, personalized, and efficient service. Don’t waste time, talk to our team of experts and get your data back.

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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