LockBit 2.9 Ransomware
Alvaka’s LockBit 2.9 Ransomware Recovery Services are designed to help companies recover from ransomware attacks and protect your systems from future attacks.
What is LockBit 2.9 Ransomware?
LockBit 2.9 Ransomware is one of the most devastating forms of ransomware seen across enterprises in various industries, and it is very easy to fall victim to. It initially surfaced in September 2019, where it was called the “.abcd virus.” It is seen as a unique type of ransomware, largely because of how it attacks your files, but also because of what’s demanded from it. Typically, criminals use it to exhort financial payments from the victims in exchange for decrypting their files.
Thankfully, the initial fightback against LockBit was successful, prompting it to disappear for a while. However, it resurfaced in June 2021 with LockBit 2.9 – an updated version of the software. More companies were targeted this time around, and the newer version also has double extortion features. In short, it is even worse than the previous iteration of this ransomware, prompting many businesses to be further victimized.
How Does LockBit 2.9 Ransomware Work?
Like many other forms of ransomware, LockBit 2.9 is typically deployed via phishing, unpatched software, and other common tactics. Once it gets onto your system, it will then get everything set up to place a lock on various file types.
In turn, this means critical system files on a device/network cannot be accessed. They can only be accessed via a unique key that’s created by LockBit. Thus, you are held at ransom, with financial payment demanded in exchange for the key that decrypts your files and gives you access to them once more.
LockBit 2.9 Ransomware Recovery Services
If you are the victim of a LockBit 2.9 ransomware attack, you need to get professional help right away! The longer you leave things, the worse they will get. Every second that your files are encrypted is a second where you’re unable to conduct business. You can’t let the criminals keep your business under lock and key for any longer than necessary. In some cases there are time conditions, that if not met, can cause the ransom cost to increase or make the files totally unrecoverable.
At Alvaka, we are international specialists in ransomware recovery services for mid-sized businesses to enterprise-sized corporations. We can provide you with LockBit 2.9 Ransomware recovery, assist in decrypting your files and provide other services as required.
With our assistance, you will soon regain control over your files, letting you carry on with business operations, and saving a lot of money and stress in the process.
What to Do When You’ve Been Attacked by LockBit 2.9 Ransomware
It is easy to know if you’re the victim of one of these attacks, as you’ll be unable to access your system files. Additionally, all LockBit attacks will feature a .txt file appearing on your PC, usually explaining that your files are encrypted and that you need to buy a key to unlock them.
Firstly, do not follow any of the instructions in the file! You should seek expert advice; in some cases, it should be provided by a cyber breach lawyer, also known as a breach coach. You can find firms we recommend here – Best Ransomware and Cyber Breach Lawyers. You should also familiarize yourself with all the steps of a ransomware recovery process here – Essential Steps for Ransomware Recovery.
Also, follow these simple steps:
- Disconnect your systems from the Internet to limit further damage and spread
- Report the incident to your insurance company if you have cyber insurance
- Find the legal counsel and expert resources you need to recover. See the previous paragraph.
- Contact us as soon as possible! We have people on standby ready to help
Whatever you do, we can’t stress enough how important it is to avoid contact with the attackers. They do this for a living and will always look to take advantage of you. Don’t reply to any messages they send you, don’t try to contact them; just follow the steps above and leave the rest to us.
Why Choose Alvaka for LockBit 2.9 Ransomware Removal?
We’re an experienced ransomware recovery and security firm with specific expertise in detecting and removing all types of ransomware from your systems. We have worked with many enterprise-level clients and saved them from significant damages. We are also paneled with many of the insurance carriers. That means we are preauthorized to help you recover from this problem.
Furthermore, upon safe removal of the ransomware, we will do the following:
- Apply the latest security measures, such as software patching and two factor authentication, to protect against future attacks
- Provide surveillance of your system to detect any future phishing threats to prevent infiltration yet again
- Recover all information possible that might have been locked during the attack
- Educate your employees to mitigate the chances of this happening in the future
If you want to protect your company from LockBit 2.9, we are the company to call. Get in touch with us today, and we can set up solutions to help protect your systems from attack.
If you’re the victim of a LockBit 2.9 ransomware attack, contact us today at (949) 428-5001