Blue Locker ransomware aims to encrypt all stored files, thereby blocking access to them.
The group has focused its attacks on databases, servers, storage devices and any other devices that contain a large amount of stored data.
The group mainly uses spam e-mail campaigns, these e-mails contain attached files that appear to be normal, such as PDF, Word, Excel, etc. After the file is downloaded, encryption is initiated.
All affected files receive the extension .blue, files with this extension can no longer be opened, they can only be restored with the decryption key that is kept by the criminals.
This key is only delivered to the victim after the payment of a ransom, which can reach astronomical amounts, depending on the victim and the amount of data affected. A ransom note is left with the means for the victim to contact the criminals and make the ransom payment.
The payment, generally, is made in cryptocurrencies and must be made in the time determined by the criminal, with the risk of the decryption key being permanently erased. But it is good to be aware of one point, criminals do not give guarantees that the key, in fact, will be released after payment.
It is not safe and not recommended that the ransom is paid, there are alternatives to it, as the recovery of encrypted data made by Digital Recovery.
Digital Recovery works in the data recovery market for over 23 years, in all these years its biggest mark is the ability to develop technologies.
Among these technologies is the Tracer, with it we have achieved good results in the recovery of encrypted files in databases, storages, RAID systems, servers, virtual machines and other devices.
Our specialists have developed exclusive processes, all of which are totally secure and were developed based on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The confidentiality of case information are guaranteed by the confidentiality agreement (NDA) that we make available to all our clients.
We can perform the recovery remotely, so it is not necessary to send the affected device to our laboratory.
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