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Fonix Ransomware

Fonix ransomware was released in June 2020; however, it did not gain relevance at first. However, in early 2021, the ransomware hit 182 companies, putting the group in the spotlight alongside other extensions such as REvil Sodinokibi and LockBit.

It is common for systems to be infected by ransomware through macros, malicious ads and pirated downloads. Fonix propagates itself in the same way.

When the encryption process is executed, the files are given the extension “.XINOF” locking the data. The extension cannot be removed without having access to the decryption key.

A different method is seen in the ransom notes left by Fonix. In addition to the notepad named “Help.txt” containing only the contact email, the group adds a pop-up called “How To Decrypt Files.hta” where it is left the requirements required to recover the files.

The amounts charged by the group can only be paid in Bitcoin and can range from $200.00 to $1,500.00.

To ensure they have the decryption key, three files smaller than 2 MB with little relevance can be decrypted by the hackers.

To avoid attracting more attention, the groups often use more than one name, Fonix is also known as Xinof and FonixCrypter.

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Recover Files Encrypted by Fonix Ransomware

The worst choice to make when losing data is to attempt recovery without expert help, as this can result in permanent loss. Digital Recovery has a team of experts in recovering data encrypted by ransomware without negotiating with hackers.

We have been working in the field of data recovery for over 23 years, seeking fast and efficient solutions to minimise losses for companies. To speed up the recovery process, our solutions are designed to be applied remotely.

We offer recovery in emergency mode, in which mode our laboratories operate 24×7 so that the process is done as quickly as possible.

Digital Recovery operates within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And we also provide our confidentiality agreement (NDA), which provides total secrecy.

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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 go unnoticed, so it can disable all system defences without being noticed and start the process of encrypting files. Even if ransomware goes unnoticed by the system, it can be noticed by the user, as it uses system resources to perform the encryption, which can slow down the system. Ransomware also changes file extensions. So look out for these signs: slowing down the system and adding extensions to files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
Yes, this is possible. You can restart the computer in safe mode, which will limit the action of the ransomware since the system resources will be locked. You can also disconnect the computer from the Internet, which can interrupt the hackers’ connection to your system, it should be noted that there are ransomwares that work even without being connected to the Internet. You can also run diagnostics to identify threats with your antivirus software, the vast majority of antivirus software 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 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. To find out more, talk to our experts.
Yes, the attacks mainly take place on holidays and weekends, in the early hours of the morning. These days are chosen because there are not many active users on the system, making it impossible to discover the attack before the encryption is complete. To find out more, talk to our experts.
The vast majority of ransomware uses RSA [Rivest-Shamir-Adleman] -2048 and AES [Advanced Encryption Standard] encryption. To find out more, talk to our experts.
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 specialised cybercrime departments that will investigate the attack. Next, check if your backups have been affected, if so, only a specialist data recovery company can recover your files, this is the next step. Contact Digital Recovery who will assist you in the full recovery of your files. To find out more, talk to our experts.
After contacting us and sending the affected media, we will diagnose the device to verify the extent of the damage caused by the ransomware, which will allow us to predict the duration of the process and provide the client with a budget. Once the budget is approved by the client, we begin the recovery process, for which we have proprietary software that can, with the help of our specialists, reconstruct the data. If the client opts for remote recovery, instead of sending us the media, they will send the encrypted files to a virtual environment, totally secure, so that we can access them. At the end of the process, we will perform a double check so that the customer can verify the integrity of the recovered files. Payment is only made once the files have been delivered and validated by the client. To find out more, talk to our experts.
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