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Avos Locker Ransomware

Avos Locker ransomware comes as a response to the “retirement” of larger groups that were prominent with successful attacks around the world such as REvil Sodinokibi and Darkside. But it is not alone, Blackmatter ransomware is also in contention for that space.

The Avos Locker ransomware emerged in late June 2021, the group has adopted the RaaS (Ransomware as a service) tactic which is the outsourcing of attacks. You can find advertisements from the group looking for affiliates on the dark web forums. This tactic has become increasingly popular with ransomware groups.

Another tactic used by the groups is double extortion; on the one hand they exert pressure by locking down the company’s servers and on the other by threatening to leak the company’s files on the dark web forums.

But the Avos Locker group has taken this blackmail to another level. The leaking of the files is like a “loss” for the group since they have gained nothing from it. The group now, instead of leaking the data, they are auctioning off the stolen files so that they can receive a certain amount of money for their services.

It was not the Avos Locker group that started this tactic, they were inspired by REvil Sodinokibi.

This tactic came about because the data that was leaked was downloaded by anonymous people and sold in internet groups. When they realized this, the group added this tactic to their plans.

The Avos Locker ransomware targets its attacks on Windows operating systems. The group attacked Pacific City Bank, an American bank, which had its files leaked.

The group maintains a “wall of shame” to expose companies that have had their files encrypted. Along with the name of the company, there is also a timer with a countdown to the payment of the ransom, and if the ransom is not paid, the files will be auctioned off.

This type of leak can be highly damaging to companies, trade secrets can be sold, customer data, which can have serious consequences under the law.

In short, the company can be harmed for numerous reasons, which puts pressure on them to pay.

But, there is still a way out for these companies to recover files without the need for the group’s decryption key, the encrypted data recovery, done by Digital Recovery.

Ransomware AvosLocker

Recover Files Encrypted by Avos Locker Ransomware

With over 20 years of experience, Digital Recovery has perfected its data recovery services to the point where we have developed technologies capable of recovering files encrypted by ransomware.

We can recover Virtual Machines, RAID Systems, Storages, Databases, File Servers, and more. There is no challenge too big that we cannot overcome.

Few companies have the ability to recover Avos Locker ransomware.

Remember that all our processes are in accordance with LGPD (General Law of Data Protection) we have the backing of the law to support all our solutions. And we also provide the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

Count on Digital Recovery to recover your encrypted files, restoring your company’s full operation.

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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