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Xot5ik Ransomware

The Xot5ik ransomware is a variant of the Thanos ransomware, which has been responsible for numerous attacks, Europe has been the target of most attacks.

As usual for large ransomware groups, after numerous successful attacks they cease their activities because their attacks attract the attention of the authorities.

But after some time, the group reappears under a new name and with a new outfit, even though the main characteristics of the malware remain the same.

This is used as a distraction, the ransomware groups have found a goldmine with their attacks, they will hardly give up doing them.

Xot5ik ransomware invades devices through spam emails, cracked software download sites, and more.

Xot5ik uses RSA and AES encryption algorithm, which are the most used types in all ransomware.

After encrypting all files, a text file called “Инструкция.txt” is created, it is fixed on the desktop, in it is the terms for paying the ransom.

All encrypted files are given the extension .xot5ik, making it impossible for the user to access them.

The decryption key is kept in a remote server controlled by the criminals. The ransom is paid in cryptocurrencies.

There is no guarantee that the key will be released after the ransom is paid; the victim has to rely solely on the word of the criminals.

Xot5ik Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Xot5ik Ransomware

Digital Recovery specializes in the recovery of data encrypted by ransomware on HDDs, SSDs, Databases, Virtual Machines, Servers, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), RAID systems and others.

We provide all our clients with the confidentiality agreement (NDA), all information about the process is confidential.

We are used to acting in complex data loss scenarios, and have developed technologies to make the recovery as fast as possible, such as remote recovery and emergency mode recovery.

We don’t negotiate with hackers, we can recover files even without the decryption key. Contact us and start recovery 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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