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Sekhmet Ransomware

Sekhmet ransomware has been increasing the number of its attacks around the world, the group has similarities to the ransomware controlled by the Maze barracks. But even though there are similarities, it is not part of the barracks.

Sekhmet like the vast majority of ransomware groups uses RaaS (Ransomware a as Service) tactics and double extortion.

These two tactics are extremely dangerous and aggressive, RaaS exponentially increases the capacity of attack numbers and scope of these attacks. The double extortion tactic, on the other hand, relies on blocking the company’s system by encryption and extracting sensitive files for the company to use for blackmail.

The Sekhmet ransomware maintains a site for leaking files on the Dark Web, it is worth remembering that companies are fined if their customers’ sensitive data is leaked.

The main tactic implemented by Sekhmet to break into systems are spam email campaigns, these emails carry files that contain ransomware that when downloaded evades the defences of the system and closes them, and also closes any program that could prevent the complete encryption of the files.

After encryption the system is locked and a document named “RECOVER-FILES.txt” is left behind. This document leaves instructions on how the victim can proceed to recover their files.

The group provides decryption of at least three files to demonstrate that they have the real decryption key, and they say that after the ransom is paid they will send a report to the victim demonstrating how the break-in was done.

Sekhmet Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Sekhmet Ransomware

The only thing to do after having your files encrypted by ransomware, is to take counter measures that will lessen the financial damage to the company. And, there is no guarantee that in fact the group will release the decryption key after payment.

In this scenario, the best option to do is to recover the encrypted data with a specialized company, which will not require a decryption key.

Few companies are able to do this recovery, among these companies is Digital Recovery. With over 20 years of experience we have the necessary expertise to make the recovery with total security.

All our processes are backed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

We can recover virtually any storage device, whether HDDs, SSDs, Databases, RAID systems, Storages (NAS, DAS, SAN), Virtual Machines and others.

Count on Digital Recovery to recover your encrypted files.

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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