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 across Canada in helping them 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.
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.
You should absolutely never comply with the demands of someone who holds the keys to 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.
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?
When a client approaches us regarding a ransomware attack, we take it very seriously.
We offer decryption services to those affected by ransomware, when possible. 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 a direct decryption is not possible. In this case, we use additional methods we have developed to help us deal with the situation.
And the best thing – 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.
We are happy to answer any further questions you might have that were not addressed here.
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