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Ransomware Zeppelin

After a short break the Zeppelin ransomware is back in business, with its updated system it appears as a big one in the “Big Game Hunting”. It is part of the Vagas Locker family of ransomware, which include Jamper, Storm (or Buran). Zeppelin’s first detection was in November 2019.

Like the vast majority of ransomware, Zeppelin uses the RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) tactic which is the groups’ affiliate program, this tactic is used to expand the attacks by bringing greater renown to the group, even though the creators do not keep all the value obtained from the ransom. But while this strategy is extremely advantageous and profitable for the group, Zeppelin has modified it somewhat.

Generally, groups restrict and control their affiliates, but Zeppelin does not, its affiliates are free to make attacks. One of the only restrictions of the group is the countries that are part of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), the ransomware analyzes the language of the invaded system, and if the language is from one of these countries, the encryption is not done.

This kind of caution shows a fear of the group with certain countries, which can lead to a slight suspicion of where these groups are hiding.

The Zeppelin ransomware attacks are targeted at large corporations in Europe and the United States. One of the points that differs Zeppelin from other ransomware is the fact that the group does not threaten the victims with data leakage, the focus of the group is not on data leakage, but solely on locking down the internal systems of the attacked company.

The invasion tactics are no different from the other groups, the main tactics are: Phishing emails, Microsoft Word document with malicious macros embedded, PowerShell loaders, open ScreenConnect or VPN connections, malicious EXE files, malicious DLL files.

After the ransomware manages to break into the operating system, it “sleeps” for about 26 seconds to avoid any system alarms, after that time the encryption starts, after encryption finishes the files get the group extension and a message for the ransom payment is left on the desktop.

Ransomware Zeppelin

Recover Files Encrypted by Zeppelin Ransomware

Encrypted data recovery has become a specialty of Digital Recovery, we have developed technologies suitable for this purpose. Our 20 years of experience have generated in us the necessary expertise to overcome any barrier that data loss may impose.

We have developed our solutions, which are unique, with data privacy policies and providing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to all customers.

We can recover remotely any storage device, such as HDDs, SSDs, Databases, Storages, RAID systems, Servers, and others.

From the first contact the customer is accompanied by one of our specialists, after the end of the process the customer can check the integrity of the data with the accompaniment of the specialist.

In cases where sending the device is not possible, we can make the recovery remotely, in a fully controlled and safe environment.

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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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