Ransomware
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Zeppelin Ransomware

After a short break Zeppelin ransomware is back in business, with its updated system it appears as a big one in the “Big Game Hunting“. He is part of the Vagas Locker family of ransomware, which include Jamper, Storm (or Buran). Zeppelin’s first detection was in November 2019.

Like the vast majority of ransomware, Zeppelin uses the RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) tactic which is the affiliate program of the groups, this tactic is used to expand the attacks bringing a greater renown to the group, even if the creators do not keep all the value obtained with the ransom. But while this strategy is extremely advantageous and profitable for the group, Zeppelin has modified it somewhat.

Generally, groups restrict and control their affiliates, Zeppelin does not, their affiliates are free to make attacks. One of the only restrictions of the group is the countries that are part of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), the ransomware analyses the language of the invaded system, and if the language is from one of these countries, the encryption is not done.

This kind of caution shows a fear of the group with certain countries, which can lead to a slight suspicion of where these groups are hiding.

Zeppelin ransomware attacks target large corporations in Europe and the United States. One of the points that differentiates Zeppelin from other ransomware is the fact that the group does not threaten victims with data leakage, the focus of the group is not on data leakage, but solely on locking down the internal systems of the attacked company.

The invasion tactics are no different from other groups, the main tactics are: Phishing emails, Microsoft Word document with malicious macros embedded, PowerShell loaders, open ScreenConnect or VPN connections, malicious EXE files, malicious DLL files.

After the ransomware manages to break into the operating system, it “sleeps” for about 26 seconds to avoid any system alarms, after that time the encryption starts, after encryption finishes the files are left with the group extension and a message for ransom payment is left on the desktop.

Zeppelin Ransomware

Recover Files Encrypted by Zeppelin Ransomware

The recovery of encrypted data has become a specialty of Digital Recovery, we have developed technologies suitable for this purpose. Our 20 years of experience have generated in us the necessary expertise to overcome any barrier that data loss may impose.

We have developed our solutions, which are unique, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and provide the confidentiality agreement (NDA).

We can recover virtually any storage device, whether HDDs, SSDs, Databases, Storages, RAID systems, Servers and others.

From the first contact the customer is accompanied by one of our specialists, after the end of the process the customer can check the integrity of the data with the monitoring of the specialist.

In cases where sending the device is not possible, we can make the recovery remotely, in a fully controlled and safe environment.

Count on Digital Recovery to bring your data back.

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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