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Ransomware Vice Society

The Vice Society ransomware attacks led to an update to the Windows print spooler code. The port the group used for their attacks was known as “PrintNightmare,” the Windows update aimed to close this port.

This flaw was in the printing system, after failing to execute the Spooler the hackers could access the operating system which granted them the same privileges as a regular user, giving them full access to the system.

The Vice Society ransomware targets flaws in the Windows operating system, and stops at attacking only small to medium sized companies.

This group, similar to the Hive Leaks group, carries out the attack in two phases, the first removing sensitive files for future leakage and then encrypting the data. The group has a website where they post the stolen files, such leaks directly affect the company under the Data Security Act.

The programming of the Vice Society makes it search for the backups tied to the system, this is done so that there is no possibility of restoring the files without paying the ransom. This shows the importance of having constant backup routines, but with offline copies, because even if the ransomware reaches all the company’s data, there will be a safeguard. The best backup format is what we call 3x2x1 (3 copies, 2 online, 1 offline).

This group is new, but has already managed to develop highly sophisticated ransomware that is fast in encryption time.

Ransomware Vice Society

Recover Data Encrypted by Vice Society Ransomware

Encrypted data recovery has become our specialty, today we are able to recover ransomware of virtually any length. This is because we have developed a technology we call Tracer, which enables us to recover data on any storage device.

In cases of encryption we can recover the affected data after a deep analysis of the hard disk and reconstruction of the data, without the need for the decryption key.

We have seen cases in which all the company’s backups were encrypted or altered by the attack. Even in this scenario, we were able to recover the files and thus restore the company’s operations.

All our processes are in accordance with the LGPD (General Law of Data Protection).

Throughout the process, the client will be in direct contact with our specialists who, through constant feedbacks, will make the client aware of all the processes adopted to recover the data. After the recovery, the client will be able to validate if all the files were recovered and if they are all available.

If it is not possible to send the device to our lab, we can do the recovery remotely. Validate this possibility with our specialists.

All our services are confidential, and to ensure this, we have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Our processes are customized to meet the real needs of each client.

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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