For the alarming growth of cyber attacks, we specialise in recovering ransomware.
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Recover Stepik Ransomware
Digital Recovery is a company that has been in the data recovery market for over 20 years. In all these years down the road, few scenarios have been as challenging as recovering Ransomware.
Despite the great difficulty in recovering encrypted data, our engineering department has advanced every day and we have achieved great and expressive results for our customers. We have surely already avoided millions of pounds in losses to them.
According to a report developed by a company specialised in financial transactions (Chainalysis, a global consulting, analysis and market intelligence company focused on blockchains and with an emphasis on bitcoins), in 2020 alone, there was an increase of more than 300% in ransom requests involving cyber attacks with hijacked data. This shows that attacks continue to grow alarmingly.
Main Categories of Ransomware
With hundreds of ransomwares operating in the market and new even more advanced versions appearing every day, we can classify Ransomware into the following categories:
It encrypts the files preventing them from being used. Although the files are encrypted, it is possible for the user to boot the operating system and view the encrypted files.
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Why Choose Digital Recovery to Recover Stepik Ransomware?
Digital Recovery is a company specialising in data recovery in cases of cyber attacks, including all types of Ransomware. We have a specialised department that can work in a dedicated 24x7x365 mode to handle complex cases of any type.
We have a specialised technical staff with good results in the recovery of Databases, Virtual Machines and File Servers.
We develop software and hardware technologies that enable us to act with precision and agility in the advanced diagnostic processes to recover ransomware. The establishment of these technologies – several of them for exclusive and proprietary use – made Digital Recovery always remain at the cutting edge.
One of our technologies, called Tracer, is capable of generating differentiated results to recover ransomware in Virtual Machines, Databases and RAID Systems. Through millions of calculations and verification of millions of records, this technology makes it possible to drastically reduce the execution time of projects, as well as increasing success rates to almost 100% in countless situations.
In addition to providing services to governments, financial institutions and small, medium and large companies, Digital Recovery also provides services to other companies that are also active in the data recovery field.
We also have technologies that allow us to remotely assess and recover your data. If you want to try our remote service, talk with one of our experts.
If you need it, we can also provide you with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in a language of your choice. If necessary, please discuss this with one of our experts.
Being fully aware of the pressure and urgency levels that exist in Data Centres and Cloud Computing environments, we also offer 24x7x365 urgent care. This kind of service provides our customers with the possibility of offering services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
There is still hope for your lost data, our entire team is at your company's disposal.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Recovering Ransomware
Every day, cyber attacks are advancing. After a successful attack attempt, the ransomware quickly maps the user’s most important files to begin encryption. Microsoft Office files, databases, PDF and design files are among its top targets.
Most of the time yes. Usually the attack happens through virtual ports that were opened by malicious programs that were downloaded from the web. Another very common way is through emails received with attachments or links to websites strategically created to harm users. Your computer may be vulnerable simply by opening the attachment or clicking the malicious link.
Hackers normally leave threatening messages on the affected machines. But if the information is not important or if you have a backup, by the time you format your computer and take precautions not to get infected again, nothing will happen. There is a new type of attack where hackers steal your information and if you don’t accept to pay the ransom they threaten to share your information on the web.
I don’t think it’s possible to explain this matter with an ordinary answer. But let’s put just a few bullets on the subject below. The best option is definitely hiring a consulting company or a professional specialised in the cybersecurity field.
- Organisation – A good way to start prevention is to organise and document networks, computers and systems. Having good documentation of the IT plant can help a lot in the prevention process. Be mindful of the software allowed and used. Organise rules so that common users do not install any programmes on their computers. Find out who are the computers, notebooks and mobile phones that have access to the physical network and Wi-Fi in your home or company.
- Strong passwords – Don’t use the same passwords for everything. Avoid birthday dates. If possible install a password manager that will always suggest and store a password with a high level of difficulty to be discovered.
- Security Solutions – A strong security solution includes in its suite of tools a good antivirus and a series of other tools with the purpose of reporting, preventing and neutralising cyber attacks. The value of a safe, for example, as well as the time and security apparatus invested to protect it, is directly linked to the list of goods you want to keep inside. If you have very valuable information on your network then make an equivalent investment to protect your information.
- Efficient backup policies – Have a good backup policy. Unfortunately, we have had cases in which the client, being attacked by a Ransomware, was quite calm because his backups were duly up to date. However, when restoring the files from the backup, it was discovered that they were also encrypted by the Ransomware. Also remember that backup is always the second copy of the same information. The fact of making a copy of the information on an external disk and then deleting the information from the hard drive of the computer does not make it a backup. There are currently very safe ways to perform backups. Backup policies with data centre redundancy are the preferred options.
- Be careful with emails – Lots of bad things can get into computers through emails. Create rules so that emails used in your company are for business purposes only. It is also possible to set the security applications to not allow links and attached files of e-mails to be downloaded, opened or accessed.
- Be aware of programmes that crack software – Programmes that crack software are always from dubious sources. But what is the goal of these programmes? Imagine that you download the demo version of a certain programme. But after a few days of use, the programme stops working because the demo period has expired. The way to continue using the programme is to purchase a legal copy of it. However, there are usually sites on the internet that can provide you “for free” with a file that will crack your programme so that it works as if you had purchased an original version. Be very careful with these programmes. We can’t believe that someone will create such a programme and not want anything back. If this programme opens a virtual port on your computer in order to be accessed after some months you will never suspect that the attack came through a Trojan horse that entered your computer a few months ago.
As with a large-scale robbery there is a high level of planning, with a cyber attack as well.
For a thief to enter a house it is necessary someone to open the door or he must find a way to bypass the security systems. Likewise, a hacker will try to place “bad seeds” inside your computer so that it can open the door for him. These such seeds can be dubious programmes downloaded from the internet or sent via email. If he is unable to infiltrate these “bad seeds” the work will be troublesome.
Once the programme is installed on the user’s machine, it will open the door and warn the hacker that he has a machine available for invasion. Once this is done, the data encryption process starts.
After attacking the machine, the Ransomware can easily spread to infect the machines on the network with the main target being the servers. If servers are encrypted, the entire company will be affected.
Yes. Holidays and weekends are the favored days for this kind of attack. The reason for this is because on these dates there are far fewer people active in computer network security.
Only in 2020 it is estimated that payments of more than 400 million dollars were made for Ransomware attacks around the world.
In 2021, more than 20 million ransomware attacks were registered only in the United Kingdom, up 151% compared to the previous year.
Firstly, with 29% of attacks, the invasion is due to downloading infected files or clicking on pernicious link. Secondly, with 21% of cases, via RDP [Remote Desktop Protocol], which is a means of access to provide remote access to Windows machines.
Currently, it is Ragnar Locker that uses the Windows virtual machine system to perform infections and block files and databases in the environment.
Is there any behavior on my server that I can verify to know if I'm being attacked by some Ransomware?
A high consumption of processing, memory and disk access, are suspicious behaviours, which need to be investigated in depth, in order to assess if there is an attack in progress.
As 65% of attacks in 2020 involved data in the cloud, we can say from the numbers that the risk is still in evidence, even with all the data in the cloud [Amazon and Microsoft].
In 15% of attacks that occurred in the last year, administrators managed to interrupt the propagation process, even after the invasion was successful, thus avoiding further harm to the environment.
There are some choices on the market and usually in the product description the keyword “protection against digital risks” appear. Due to the large number of cyber attacks, in some countries such as France, insurance companies are blocking payment linked to ransom from insurance coverage.