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Prometheus Ransomware

The Prometheus ransomware first appeared in February 2021, the FBI issued an alert about it. It is a variant of the Thanos ransomware and claims to be an extension of the REvil Sodinokibi group, but there is no concrete evidence of a link between the two groups.

This tactic is used by newly created groups that do not yet have as much relevance in the field. Using references to larger groups brings an authority to the group that would not be easily achieved on its own, bringing more weight to their name, causing the hacked company to take them more seriously and pay the ransom.

The standard ransom demanded by the group for each attack costs an average of $20,000.

The Prometheus Ransomware claims to have hacked 30 organizations and carried out attacks in some countries such as the United States, Brazil, Norway and 15 other countries, and some Brazilian organizations such as, Chilli Beans and the retail chain SINCOR have suffered attacks by this ransomware.

Ransomware keeps a focus on some specific areas, such as Manufacturing, Logistics, Financial, Agriculture, Security, Healthcare, Construction, Hospitals and others.

And Prometheus itself has a website for leaking the files, to shame companies and create pressure for them to pay the ransom. In case the payment does not occur in the determined time, the auction of the data starts.

Ransomware Prometheus

Recover Files Encrypted by Prometheus Ransomware

Digital Recovery is able to recover virtually all ransomware extensions because it has developed a technology that is able to reconstruct the encrypted data, recovering the data without the need for the decryption key.

In emergency recovery mode, the labs work 24×7. During the whole process, the client is accompanied by a specialist who in real time updates him/her with constant feedbacks about the recovery process.

All processes are fully compliant with LGPD (General Law of Data Protection) and signing the confidentiality agreement (NDA) so that the client has the guarantee that their data will not be disclosed.

See in practice what we can do to recover ransomware files, contact our experts and start the data recovery process now.

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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