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Makop Ransomware

The Makop ransomware has grown through its affiliate programme, RaaS (Ransomware as a Service), a tactic that aims to find partners to carry out attacks by taking only a commission on the value of the ransomware. This tactic aims to expand the attacks by bringing fame to the group.

The main target of this group has been South Korean companies, not that they ignore companies in Europe and America, but they focus on Korea. The group’s main targets are companies in the manufacturing, education, media, technology, construction, pharmaceutical, legal, engineering and defence sectors.

The group uses spam email campaigns, these emails contain employment forms and materials related to copyright infringement, the ransomware is hidden in these files, which once installed disables all programmes that could stop it and starts the encryption process.

At the end of the process a desktop file with a name “readme-warning.txt” is left, this document contains the group’s demands and what ways the victim can contact them.

To demonstrate that the group has the decryption key, they decrypt two files for free, but with some conditions such as not containing valuable information to the company and also no larger than 1 MB.

Récupérer le Ransomware Makop

Recover Files Encrypted by Makop Ransomware

The recovery of files encrypted by ransomware is a relatively new field. Only companies that are able to develop technologies can perform this recovery. A few years ago, this recovery was impossible, but today, digital recovery companies can recover this kind of data.

However, this kind of recovery is extremely delicate, as the slightest mistake can further compromise the files, so it is important that an expert performs the entire process.

Digital Recovery’s specialists are at your disposal, with all the tools and training that are necessary for successful recovery.

We can recover encrypted files from any data storage device, whether it’s a hard drive, SSD, database, storage (NAS, DAS, SAN), RAID or virtual machines.

All our processes are supported by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we also provide a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Contact our experts and see what we can do for you.

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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