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Ransomware Vice Society

The Vice Society ransomware attacks led to an update to the Windows print spooler code. The port the group used for their attacks became known as “PrintNightmare“, the Windows update aimed to close this port.

This flaw was in the printing system, after failing to execute the Spooler the hackers could access the operating system which granted them the same privileges as a regular user, giving them full access to the system.

The Vice Society ransomware targets flaws in the Windows operating system, and stops at attacking only small to medium sized businesses.

This group, similar to the Hive Leaks group, executes the attack in two phases, the first removing sensitive files for the company for future leakage and then encrypting the data. The group has a website where they disclose the stolen files, such leaks directly affect the company under data security law.

The programming of the Vice Society makes it look for the backups tied to the system, this is done so that there is no possibility of restoring the files without the payment of the ransom. This shows the importance of having constant backup routines, but with offline copies, because even if the ransomware reaches all the company’s data, there will be a safeguard. The best backup format is what we call 3x2x1 (3 copies, 2 online, 1 offline).

This group is new but has already managed to develop highly sophisticated ransomware that is fast in encryption time.

Ransomware Vice Society

Recover Data Encrypted by Vice Society Ransomware

Encrypted data recovery has become our speciality, we are now able to recover ransomware of virtually any length. This is because we have developed a technology we call Tracer, it enables us to recover data on any storage device.

In cases of encryption, we can recover the affected data after an in-depth analysis of the hard drive and reconstruction of the data, without the need for the decryption key.

We have already attended cases in which all the backups of the company were encrypted or altered with the attack, even with this scenario we were able to recover the files and thus re-establish the functioning of the company.

All our processes are in accordance with LGPD (General Law of Data Protection).

Throughout the process the client will be in direct contact with our experts who through constant feedbacks let the client aware of all the processes adopted to recover the data, and after recovery the client can validate that all files were recovered and are all available.

If it is not possible to send the device to our laboratory, we can recover it remotely. Validate this possibility with our specialists.

All our services are confidential, to ensure this, we have signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Our processes are customised so that we can meet the real needs of each client.

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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