Ransomware
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Holy Ghost Ransomware

The Holy Ghost Ransomware is an organization that has been operating since June 2021, carrying out small-scale double extortion attacks. Its method consists of stealing information and threatening to expose it on its TOR domain.

According to the researchers, the group chooses not to attack large institutions that require time and complex strategies. But they aim to conduct smaller operations in several countries, targeting the financial, educational, and industrial sectors.

Holy Ghost encrypts the victim by adding the extension “.h0lyenc” to each infected file, blocking access to the information.

To obtain a financial return on its operations, the group asks for amounts ranging from 1.2 to 5 bitcoins in order to decrypt the victim’s data. It is worth noting that dealing with the group is extremely dangerous and can result in further losses.

Upon investigation, it was detected that Holy Ghost is North Korean, with no support from the local government, focused solely on the own income of the hackers involved in the project.

One feature that caught the attention of investigators is that the tools used by the group were created by another ransomware extension known as PLUTONIUM. This could indicate a possible connection between the groups.

It is common for ransomware groups to use different names in their attacks, Holy Ghost is just one of several names of the organization, it is also known as SiennaPurple, H0lyGh0st and DEV-0530.

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Digital Recovery is able to recover files encrypted by ransomware without negotiating with hackers.

We have been working in the data recovery market for over 23 years, developing unique and innovative technologies that are prominent in the market.

We recognize the damage that file loss can do to victims, so our team of engineers is ready to tackle each occurrence with agility and efficiency. For most services, we offer a remote solution, preventing further damage.

Know that with Digital Recovery all information is legally regularized according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have also drawn up our own confidentiality agreement (NDA) that will result in information secrecy without risk of exposure.

We have already helped our clients not to lose millions of dollars by paying the ransom. For extreme cases, you can trigger the emergency mode, where our experts will provide exclusive 24×7 support.

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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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