Ransomware
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Spook Ransomware

The Spook ransomware is a derivative of the Prometheus ransomware, which in turn is a derivative of the Thanos ransomware. This is a good example of how some ransomware groups act.

Constant attacks can bring unwanted attention from authorities to the group. When this happens, the group’s activities are shut down and, after some time, the same tactics used by the group return being used by another newly created group.

There is the possibility that the group sells the ransomware to another group, which changes the name and continues with the attacks, this field is still very nebulous, there are only deductions of how the groups act after the closure of activities, but it is strange that three ransomware, in sequence, follow the same process and are based on the same program.

Of these three ransomware the one that is active today is the Spook ransomware, its first appearance occurred in September 2021. The group has a website, not only for leaking the files, but also for exposing the companies, that even if they pay the ransom will have their name on the list of victims on the website, the group flaunts its attacks as trophies, to show its strength.

Like its predecessor, after breaking into the system the ransomware shuts down any program that could prevent the full encryption of the files. The interesting thing is that even if the device is disconnected from the internet the encryption continues normally, without any kind of interruption.

The group’s attacks are directed at corporate targets, this does not prevent individuals from being attacked as well, corporate targets are the most lucrative for cybercriminals.

Spook Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Spook Ransomware

Digital Recovery specialises in recovering files that have been partially or fully encrypted by Spook ransomware. This recovery is possible because we have managed to develop software and hardware capable of reconstructing files directly from the hard drive, this recovery is done without the need for the decryption key.

We can recover almost any storage device are: HD, SSD, RAID Systems, Database, Virtual Machines, Servers and others.

The recovery is done by highly qualified professionals, who have at their disposal the most sophisticated tools on the market.

Throughout the process the specialist will accompany the client, a feedback flow will be agreed between the two, so that they are constant and the client is not left in the dark at any time during the process.

We know that having the files blocked for many days can be highly detrimental financially to the company, so we developed the emergency mode of recovery, in this mode our laboratories operate in 24x7x365 mode.

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

We are at your disposal, contact our experts right now.

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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