Have you or someone you know been the victim of a ransomware attack? This insidious cyber-crime is, unfortunately, becoming more and more common as we rely more and more on computers to store our personal, private, confidential, and sensitive information.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a ransomware attack, you understand how detrimental it can be to the regular operations of your business. Day-to-day operations grind to a halt and you’re suddenly stuck in the dilemma of paying a criminal to (possibly) regain access to your own files, or accept losing them forever.
Thankfully, you don’t need to cave in to the demands of whoever has taken your data hostage. That’s because TeraDrive is here to help.
At TeraDrive, we’ve had extensive experience working with clients in Vancouver, BC, and all across Canada, helping to assess their options in the wake of a ransomware attack. The idea of simply coughing up the cash in order to get your data back might seem tempting, but you should know that this is almost never your best option.
In order to understand how we can help recover data from a ransomware attack, you’ll need a basic understanding of what ransomware is, and how it works.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is an insidious type of computer virus that penetrates a device’s files and encrypts the data immediately, rendering them inaccessible to the original operator. Whoever is responsible will then send the details of an anonymous e-mail or cryptocurrency wallet and demand payment by a certain time in exchange for the decryption key. Otherwise, they’ll delete the encryption key for good, meaning you’ll never see your lost data again.
How does Ransomware work?
Ransomware can infiltrate your system through a variety of ways, but the most common avenues of access that these hostage-takers use are quite simple. Spoofed emails, which pretend to be something else in order to get you to click a malicious link, are a common way that we see ransomware introduced. Another way it can be activated is through a suspicious website.
Whatever the case, once ransomware is introduced, it penetrates your system and gets to work on encrypting your data. Once your data is locked away from your access, the ransomers will usually demand payment in the form of cryptocurrency, meaning that it’s untraceable.
What should I do?
You should absolutely never comply with the demands of someone who’s taken your data for ransom. With a top-tier data recovery team on your side, there’s often a way to decrypt it without lining the pockets of criminals. Not only that, but also paying the ransom does not guarantee that your data will be returned.
This is especially true for sensitive information taken from, say, a business. If you’ve had your corporate client list of names, emails, and phone numbers taken for ransom, there’s really no reason for the cyber criminal to honour their promise to unlock your data once you’ve paid. After all, the data itself is valuable, and there’s a good chance they may simply sell it for an additional profit after you’ve paid them.
So, in the case of a ransomware attack, what’s the best way to proceed in order to recover your data while hanging onto your hard-earned money?
TeraDrive's Data Decryption Service
When a client approaches us regarding a ransomware attack, we of course take it very seriously.
We offer decryption services to those affected by ransomware. Since this is usually a time-sensitive situation, our team will get to work on trying to break through the encryption of your data as quickly as possible.
Sometimes, cyber-criminals will use existing ransomware programs, such as Dharma, Cryptolocker, SOS, and Gandcrab. If this is the case, we will be ready to use existing tools that allow us to decrypt your files in a timely fashion.
We understand that time is usually of the essence in a ransomware situation, which is why we work as fast as we can to evaluate the attack and the encryption to determine the best way to proceed.
From here, our team works tirelessly, exhausting every possible option to recover your data before it’s too late.
Although we have been successful in decryption of files taken hostage by ransomware, sometimes recovery is not possible.
That’s why we only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering your data.
Although the exact process of data recovery from ransomware can be quite different from case to case, we’ve seen more than our fair share in the course of our data recovery work in Vancouver, BC, and all throughout Canada.
When you contact TeraDrive in the wake of a ransomware attack, we’ll offer you a free initial consultation to evaluate the situation, discuss the best course of action to recover your data, and provide you with a quote. In some cases, we’ll be able to decrypt the data ourselves, leaving the criminals with no leverage over you. In general, we exhaust every possible option to recover your data, and we don’t give up at all.
If you’ve been the victim of a ransomware attack, don’t cave in to their demands. Stick with a trusted company like TeraDrive, and let us help you navigate the complex road to recovering your data.
If you’ve been the victim of this crime, don’t wait. TeraDrive has the tools, team, and time to work around the clock and get control of your data back into the hands of its rightful owner. If you have more questions about ransomware, data decryption, or you’re looking to get your files recovered straightaway, don’t hesitate to contact TeraDrive today.
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