Ransomware Removal / Ransomware Types

Understand, prevent, and protect against Ransomware

CyberSecOp’s client get the advantage of a team that handle many ransomware incident for business and government entitle. we know what to do from the first minute we arrived onsite, and how to advice you before we arrived onsite to start mitigate the risk of ransomware.

We have been dealing with all type of ransomware and our consultants are experts at getting your business up and running as soon as possible. CyberSecOp First cut off the attacker access to all system, Second gather evident, Third focus on recovery, Forth create postmortem with lessons learn and recommendation to prevent or minimize the risk of ransomware, Fifth work with client to implement the solutions from the recommendation.

Ransomware Threat Response with CyberSecOP

  • Ongoing scanning services – a component of a vulnerability assessment program, you can be notified when a scan comes across out-of-date or unpatched software on your system.

  • Network architecture review – a cyber engineering service that can evaluate and optimize or redesign and build your network to be more resilient to ransomware attacks.

  • Paying the ransom – if you’re compromised, do you know how to obtain Bitcoin, setup a paying server on the dark web? If your risk management process points to paying a ransom, we can assist in this effort.

  • Root cause analysis – digital forensics services can evaluate your environment to identify how your organization was compromised and provide remediation guidance or services to remove the identified vulnerability or vulnerabilities.

  • Threat hunt operations – we can evaluate your network for hidden threats – ransomware that hasn’t executed, yet – or other indicators of compromise and presence of another malware.

  • Training and awareness programs – training your staff to recognize social engineering / phishing attacks.

Ransomware Attack & Ransomware Types we have helped clients with

  • Ryuk: Ryuk the new ransomware in town that’s very carefully targeting enterprise and businesses. Say hello to Ryuk. In the first two weeks after its August debut, the ransomware has made their cyber attackers over $640,000 USD. By contrast, SamSam has taken about three years to make its author about $6 million USD.

  • Dharma: Dharma ransomware appeared as early as 2006, and has continued to this day with regular updates. Because of the continuous evolution of this ransomware, free decryptors for previous malware versions were released by Kaspersky and Eset. Unfortunately, files encrypted with the new variants of Dharma ransomware are not currently decryptable for free as was the case for the older variants.

  • LeChiffre"Le Chiffre", which comes from the French noun "chiffrement" meaning "encryption", is the main villain from James Bond's Casino Royale novel who kidnaps Bond's love interest to lure him into a trap and steal his money. Unlike other variants, hackers must run LeChiffre manually on the compromised system. Cyber criminals automatically scan networks in search of poorly secured remote desktops, logging into them remotely and manually running an instance of the virus.

  • Locky: Locky's approach is similar to many other types of ransomware. The malware is spread in an email message disguised as an invoice. When opened, the invoice is scrambled and the victim is instructed to enable macros to read the document. When macros are enabled, Locky begins encrypting a large array of file types using AES encryption. 

  • NotPetya: Initial reports categorized NotPetya as a variant of Petya, a strain of ransomware first seen in 2016. However, researchers now believe NotPetya is instead a malware known as a wiper with a sole purpose of destroying data instead of obtaining a ransom. 

  • Petya: Unlike some other types of ransomware, Petya encrypts entire computer systems. Petya overwrites the master boot record, rendering the operating system unbootable. 

  • Spider: A form of ransomware spread via spam emails across Europe. Spider ransomware is hidden in Microsoft Word documents that install the malware on a victim’s computer when downloaded. The Word document, which is disguised as a debt collection notice, contains malicious macros. When these macros are executed, the ransomware begins to download and encrypt the victim's data.

  • TeslaCrypt: TeslaCrypt is another new type of ransomware on the scene. Like most of the other examples here, it uses an AES algorithm to encrypt files. It's typically distributed via the Angler exploit kit specifically attacking Adobe vulnerabilities. Once a vulnerability is exploited, TeslaCrypt installs itself in the Microsoft temp folder.

  • TorrentLocker: TorrentLocker is typically distributed through spam email campaigns and is geographically targeted with email messages delivered to specific regions. TorrentLocker is often referred to as CryptoLocker, and it uses an AES algorithm to encrypt file types. In addition to encoding files, it also collects email addresses from the victim’s address book to spread malware beyond the initially infected computer—this is unique to TorrentLocker.

  • WannaCry: WannaCry is a widespread ransomware campaign that is affecting organizations across the globe. The ransomware hit over 125,000 organizations in over 150 countries. The ransomware strain is also known as WCry or WanaCrypt0r and currently affects Windows machines through a Microsoft exploit known as EternalBlue.

  • ZCryptor: ZCryptor is a self-propagating malware strain that exhibits worm-like behavior, encrypting files and also infecting external drives and flash drives so it can be distributed to other computers.

  • SamSam: SamSam ransomware is a custom infection used in targeted attacks, often deployed using a wide range of exploits or brute-force tactics. Based on our own run-ins with the infection, we’ve observed that attacks were made on targets via vulnerable JBoss, and RDP host servers during a previous wave of SamSam attacks in 2016 and 2017.

  • KeyPass: KeyPass ransomware first appeared on 8 August and so far has spread to hundreds of victims in more than 20 countries around the world via fake software installers which download the ransomware onto the victim's PC.

Ransomware Remediation, Ransomware Prevention

  • We’ll diagnose and remediate the Ransomware Incident within a few hours, in most cases. We understand how important this is to your business.

  • Our cyber experts are brilliant at restoring your files, dealing with it yourself may can cause you to lose your files permanently.

  • Pay the Ransom - Paying criminals, a ransom doesn’t guarantee you’ll get your data back. If for some reason we can't recover you data, and has to pay the ransom, we will negotiate with the hacker to reduce ransom.

  • Ransomware Incident Digital Forensics - No matter what kind of data you need to work with, the experts at CyberSecOp Data Forensics will help you recover, reconstruct, and review the data. When you need data examined by court-tested forensic experts, you need CyberSecOP Forensics.

  • Ransomware Incident E-Discovery - We bridge the communication gap between the IT department and attorneys, pre-, during and post-trial, with your goals as our driving force. If you have a matter that requires technical expertise with a get-it-done attitude, call us right now.

  • Cybersecurity - Whether hackers have just broken into your network, or you've just discovered that a trusted employee has been stealing company data, the firm you decide on to remediate the situation is critical.

  • Expert Testimony - We have testified as computer forensics experts in Federal, State, and County Courts. Our work and reporting have been upheld by the courts as admissible and valid. If your case sees its day in court, our computer forensic findings are ready to stand up to intense technical scrutiny and the most grueling cross-examinations.

Ransomware virus removal, and Threat Response Services

  • CyberSecOP Ransomware Endpoint protection that goes far beyond malware to effectively combat today’s threats. CyberSecOP Ramsomware Flash Detect antivirus brings machine learning and behavioral analytics to your endpoint protection. Protect against malware, ransomware, file-less attacks, and fill the gaps left by legacy antivirus solutions.

  • CyberSecOP Ransomware protection starts blocking at the attack’s initial entrance vector (e.g. phishing) and keeps blocking across the entire attack lifecycle including exploit installation/execution and the command and control phase.

  • Security teams today are overwhelmed with alerts from ineffective products that lack any context or prioritization of attacks; so they end up missing the real threats targeting their data. Our Analytics and Reporting Cloud quickly filter through potential anomalies and only triggers alarms for the high fidelity events that warrant additional investigation.

Ransomware Remediation, Ransomware Prevention, and Threat Response Services