Ransomware attacks have been on the rise around the world, and with that comes a new threat, Alkhal ransomware.
It acts like a Trojan horse, it is downloaded through files, emails, malicious websites, program downloads, these are just a few ways. After being downloaded the ransomware installs itself on the operating system.
Alkhal ransomware can invade the internal network of a company and compromise all stored files, whether in databases or even virtual machines.
After encrypting the files, the .alkhak extension is automatically added to all files, and an image is created with the terms for the ransom with the name “Recovery.bmp” and also a document is generated with the name “ReadMe.txt”, in it contains the information for the victim to get in touch. The group usually uses two emails: ‘email@example.com’ and ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
The ransomware groups are only after money, so they create strategies to pressure the victim to pay as soon as possible, even though the release of the decryption key is not guaranteed after the ransom is paid.
The recommended thing to do after suffering a ransomware attack is to inform the authorities about the attack and, immediately, seek a company specialised in recovering encrypted data. Time in such cases is key to decreasing the financial damage caused by ransomware.
So as soon as you identify that your data has been encrypted by Alkhal ransomware contact Digital Recovery to get the recovery done as quickly as possible.
Recovery of files encrypted by ransomware is possible regardless of your device, be it a Database, Storage, Server, RAID System or other devices.
We at Digital Recovery have been in the recovery market for over 20 years, we have developed unique technologies to bring agility to the data restoration process.
We can recover data anywhere in the world through remote recovery, which speeds up the process considerably, and also have the recovery in emergency mode, in this mode our labs work 24×7 until 100% of the data is recovered.
We work with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and offer our customers the Confidentiality Agreement (NDA).
Digital Recovery is at your disposal to proceed with the data recovery process, please contact us.