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XIII Ransomware

XIII ransomware is a member of the Phobos ransomware family. Phobos was one of the top ransomware attacks of 2021.

Like the vast majority of ransomware groups, Phobos went out of business after a big spike in successful attacks. But what is becoming very common is the creation of families by these groups.

XIII ransomware invades victims’ devices through malicious emails, illicit programs, phishing campaigns among other ways.

In the process of encrypting the data, the files are added the extension”.XIII”. After that, files are created with the terms for the ransom, called “info.txt” and “info.hta”.

In the ransom note, victims are threatened that if they do not pay the ransom the files will be completely lost, and the ransom must be paid in cryptocurrencies.

Inside this ransom note there are two emails “xlll@imap.cc” and “xlll2@xmap.cc”, containing the website address, to make the payment to receive the decryption key.

Government authorities discourage paying the ransom as these amounts fund the group for further attacks. Therefore, Digital Recovery has developed technologies capable of recovering data encrypted by ransomware, without the need for the decryption key.

Ransomware XIII

Recover Files Encrypted by XIII Ransomware

Digital Recovery specialises in the recovery of data encrypted by ransomware whether on HDDs, SSDs, Databases, Servers, Storages, Virtual Machines, RAID Systems.

Our solutions are unique and have been developed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We can recover data remotely in a fully secure virtual environment, this solution is available for all countries in the world.

We offer our customers emergency recovery mode, in which mode our laboratories operate with 24×7 availability.

We make available to all our customers the confidentiality agreement (NDA), with it we guarantee the secrecy of all information about the process.

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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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