Ransomware
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Alpha Ransomware

Alpha Ransomware first appeared in July 2016, since then it has been active. The group performs attacks and invades systems with a similar method to other ransomware, but has something different, after invading the system the first thing done is to create an automatic execution called Microsoft, and with this execution even if the victim turns off or restarts the computer the encryption process will continue.

That’s because after the computer starts up, that execution is automatically started and returns the encryption.

After encrypting the data, an extension is added to the files (.encrypt). Encryption is done on only 249 specific file types in the Desktop, My Pictures and Cookies folders. However, on other shared drives and folders, it encrypts all files.

The group has a very peculiar method of payment, initially by mid 2016, the collection amount was $400 in iTunes gift vouchers, nowadays their attacks are paid in both bitcoins and Amazon vouchers.

Currently the ransom fee is around 1.5 bitcoin, but that amount varies depending on the size of the company.

The reason criminals use bitcoin and vouchers is to maintain anonymity, as these currencies are almost impossible to trace.

The ransomware leaves a file named “README HOW TO DECRYPT YOUR FILES” which gives the instructions on how to pay.

Criminals allow victims to decrypt a selected file completely free of charge to increase the chances that the victim will pay the ransom.

Alpha Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Alpha Ransomware

Digital Recovery is able to recover data encrypted by Alpha Ransomware. We have a unique technology called Tracer, which through millions of calculations can recover the encrypted files without the decryption key.

We have a fully dedicated team for the client, who will be accompanied by an expert during the entire process.

We are used to recover any ransomware extension. We recover HD, SSD, Storage, RAID, Virtual Machines and even Databases.

And our process is 100% reliable, signed the confidentiality agreement (NDA) and made based on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Working 24×7 in emergency mode, so that the client has their data recovered and can return to work, and also so that there is no delay in their projects.

If you have suffered a ransomware attack, and your data is encrypted, contact Digital Recovery and get a quote.

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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