Ransomware Forensic Response

Ransomware is on the rise and becoming a more prevalent means of attack that companies are facing. In addition to impacting the workflow, client’s trust, and general disruption of business, it typically imparts many additional costs.

LIFARS expert team is able to mitigate the risks of ransomware and refine the security posture of the organization in a swift manner. Our expert team will provide a fast and effective response that can help minimize the damage and cost of ransomware.

LIFARS Ransomware Forensic Response

Vector of Compromise

Using forensic evidence LIFARS can determine the initial vector of compromise for ransomware attacks. This can include email attachments, file shares, executables and external threats. Often in most cases of ransomware the bitcoin wallet number is found in the ransom note. Using this information, LIFARS has traced the source of the bitcoin wallet in some cases. If necessary, the bitcoin wallet can be used to determine the source of the ransom which will lead investigators to additional evidence or the perpetrators themselves.

Forensic investigation

Our team will examine digital evidence and compromised systems for any forensic artifacts of data exfiltration, including social security numbers, driver licenses, heath records, or any other sensitive data. Our skilled investigative team leverages knowledge from previous investigations to better understand an attacker’s lateral movement through an enterprise using attacker’s exploitation techniques, tools and procedures (TTPS).

Decryption

In some cases LIFARS can decrypt files that have been encrypted by ransomware. We use our forensic to decrypt files and recover them in their entirety in some cases, or recover partial information. Recovery or decryption of files can greatly speed up the remediation and can potentially help with the forensic response.

Ransom Negotiation

LIFARS can assist in the negotiation process for ransomware attacks. In some cases, we can help reduce the ransom value in order to recover critical files or trace the source to the individual or group behind the attack.

Remediation

After an attack the vulnerabilities that had led to the exploitation can still remain. LIFARS uses our forensic and cybersecurity experience to assist with the remediation to prevent similar exploitations in the future.

 


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