Ransomware is classified as a type of malware that interferes with a computer system by limiting or completely cutting off a user’s access to their files until a ransom is paid.
Dharma-ransomware, for instance, takes control of a system by encrypting all your file and amend your files with [filename.ext ID-XXXXXXX [firstname.lastname@example.org].PHOBOS
The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not always truthfully — to restore access to the data upon payment.
It’s always best not to pay the ransom and engage a professional ransomware data company to restore your files.
Fast Data Recovery specialises in Ransomware Recovery from all types of ransomware including PHOBOS Ransomware and we have a 100% chance of recovery based on all previous .PHOBOS cases.
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Fast Data Recovery is a registered company based in Australia / Sydney and was part of our mother company (PC Link) specialising in IT Support, Security and Data Recovery (Incorporated in 2008)
Fast Data Recovery was originally registered under our mother company and due to the unexpected growth of Ransomware it was separately incorporated in December 2018
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Fast Data Recovery is the largest ransomware recovery company based in Australia / Sydney and supporting clients internationally with a 24/7 ransomware recovery team.
We understand the value of data and work extremely hard to recover your business data as fast as possible.
Most recoveries are completed in 24-48 hours*.
We have a 100% success rate on recovering data from PHOBOS ransomware attacks and we operate on a no data = no charge policy for peace of mind.
For urgent cases, select Dharma Priority Evaluation for (1-4 hour response time).
The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the complexity of infection and cost associated with the recovery. Every infection is unique and we can only determine the cost of recovery after a proper evaluation.
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If this is an emergency, Please select our DHARMA PRIORITY EVALUATION ($175 Australian Dollars) for expedited service when submitting an online case (1-4 hours response time*) or select FREE Evaluation for standard turnaround (7-14 days) at no cost.
Depending on the evaluation you have selected we will commence analysing your files to determine the cost associated with recovery.
If you have elected for Dharma priority evaluation you will receive an invoice from our accounts department and upon receipt of payment we will commence the evaluation
A quote will be sent to you in approximately 1-4 hours.
Upon completion of the evaluation, a quote will be sent to you in 1-4 hours with the associated cost to recover your data.
* 80% of most jobs cost between $750 – $4000 (Australian Dollars).
* Actual cost can only be determined after we analyse your files.
* Most of our jobs are recovered in (24-48 hours) but allow up to 5 days in more complex cases.
* All jobs are started immediately after quote acceptance.
* A quote will be provided based on one ID. Notify us immediately if you have additional IDs on your files.
* All prices are in Australian Dollars
* You are protected with No Data No Charge
We are available to 24/7 by phone and online chat and ready to take your inquiries to assist you and answer all your questions.
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You can contact us via Chat on our website, or if you prefer to talk to a ransomware recovery engineer, feel free to call us on any of the numbers below:
PHOBOS ransomware is a new addition to the Dharma ransomware virus that is appending all files with .PHOBOS extension.
.PHOBOS is a malicious program which is classified as ransomware. As a rule, malware of this type blocks victims from accessing their files by encrypting them. In order to decrypt them, victims are forced to buy a decryption tool/key from cyber criminals who developed the program, in this case .PHOBOS ransomware. It also creates a text file called “RETURN FILES.txt” or “ENCRYPTED FILES.txt” and displays a ransom note in a pop-up window. This ransomware also renames all encrypted files by adding the “.PHOBOS” extension (together with victim’s ID and email address of .PHOBOS’s developers). For example, if a file is named “1.jpg“, then .PHOBOS will rename it to “1.jpg.id-1E857D00.[email@example.com].PHOBOS” and so on.
Each ID will be a unique infection. Please advise when submitting the ticket if you have multiple IDs.
As we mentioned in our introduction, to decrypt files encrypted by .PHOBOS victims have to purchase a decryption tool. First, it is required to contact cybercriminals via an email address and to provide the appointed ID. Then .PHOBOS’s developers will send a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) wallet address that should be used to pay the ransom (buy a decryption tool). Once it is paid, they unlikely will send the decryption tool.
The problem is that it does not mean that they will actually send the tool once their demands are met (ransom is paid). There are many cases where people who trusted cybercriminals (paid them) got nothing in return and were simply ignored or additional money is requested.
Our team will be able to recover from all .PHOBOS ransomware with 100% recovery chance and we offer a no-data no charge guarantee.
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Dharma Ransomware is one of the most active infections on the internet
This family of ransomware releases a new variant frequently (weekly), some of the latest Dharma Ranswomare includes:
Older but still active Dharma Ranswomare includes:
If you are a victim of this variant you will be asked to make a payment by the hackers – DONT DO IT. Most likely you will simply lose your money and it’s semi-illegal not to mention you are supporting criminals activities resulting in more and more attacks.
At Fast Data Recovery, we serve the needs of both individuals and businesses who wish to have their data recovered after a ransomware attack. We are equipped with the necessary tools and expertise required to perform complete ransomware data recovery.
Our knowledge, technical experience is second to none; We have been successful in 98% of all types of ransomware recovery.
Most ransomware infections occur due to weak security, target attacked or fraudulent emails trap leading victims into opening an attachment.
It is essential to understand the facts behind ransomware to better protect yourself
Ransomware occurs on a system due to weak security of some sort. If you are reading this you are properly a victim
Here are some information you need to understand and take seriously
Please be warned, once you have been infected, its emanate that you are very likely to get another attack.
We recommend a full security check on your network to identify the penetration point(s) and make sure adequate security is implemented prior to your data recovery
In order to protect yourself from the PHOBOS variant of Dharma, or from any other ransomware, it is important that you use good computing habits and security software. First and foremost, you should always have a reliable and tested backup of your data that can be restored in the case of an emergency, such as a ransomware attack.
You should also have security software (please talk to us about our recommendations) as most antivirus does not give you complete protection
Last, but not least, make sure you practice the following good online security habits, which in many cases are the most important steps of all:
Backup, Backup, Backup!
Do not open attachments if you do not know who sent them.
Restrict RDP access
Make sure all Windows updates are installed as soon as they come out! Also make sure you update all programs, especially PHOBOS, Flash, and PHOBOS Reader. Older programs contain security vulnerabilities that are commonly exploited by malware distributors. Therefore it is important to keep them updated.
Make sure you have a recommended security software installed.
Use complex passwords and never reuse the same password at multiple sites.
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If you are infected with the PHOBOS ransomware, you most likely will experience some (or all of) the following:
Pop-up message advising you that your data has been encrypted and demanding that you pay a ransom.
Files won’t open.
Files have been renamed with a new extension added (PHOBOS) and a contact hackers email address
Applications won’t open.
Antivirus software is disabled.
Computer system locked down.
Computer system running slowly.
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We do not recommend paying hackers. It’s a small chance of getting your files back.
Hackers in some instances may release personal information about your company to the public if you contact them and do not meet their ransom demands. Its strongly recommended not to communicate with them. (using an alternate email does not keep your identity safe as each infection has a unique code to identify you)
Scenarios from customer’s feedback who paid the ransom without engaging a ransomware recovery company to recover without paying the ransom or at least negotiate in case we are unable to recover.
1. The hackers may ask you for extra money after you make the first payment (The trend at the moment)
2. The hacker’s email usually gets closed down by the email provider (Once the email is reported to the domain webmaster their email will be shutdown. Usually thousands of victims are infected at the same time so the likely-hood of this happening is very high)
3. They send you a sample file, take your money and simply stop responding
4. They may recover all/some of your files
Once you realize your system has been infected by PHOBOS Ransomware, remove your infected system from the network (do not shut down as you can cause further damage). Do not make any attempts to remove the ransomware yourself by running an antivirus program as this may also cause further damage to your files.
At this point, you should call in our Ransomware expert to access the situation and provide you with the best way forward.
If the worst happens and you become infected with PHOBOS RANSOMWARE or similar crypto malware, we advise that you disconnect the infected system from the network (we do not advice to shut down your system as this may corrupt your data or system files further and prevent a quick repair).
DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE RANSOMWARE. By running Antivirus or Malware removal software you may cause further damage and make the encryption irreversible.
DO NOT PAY THE RANSOMWARE. Most IT providers will suggest to you to pay the ransom or forget about your files. 99% of the times paying the ransomware means you have lost your files as well as your money. Paying the ransomware to get your data from the hackers is the least chance of recovery.
Ransomware removal and the recovery of your valuable data should always be left to an experienced ransomware recovery expert.
Fast Data Recovery has the knowledge and expertise to recover your data and completely remove all known forms of ransomware and malware. In most cases, we manage to recover 100% of our customer’s encrypted data.
Our data recovery process is quick, simple and entirely focused on restoring your valuable data and getting your business back on track as quickly as possible.
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Fast Data Recovery is the largest ransomware recovery service in Australia and New Zealand with a growing list of international clients.
We have a dedicated team working around the clock in decrypting, analyzing and preventing ransomware attacks with guaranteed results.
Whether you’re an individual or business who needs data recovered from a recent locky, cryptolocker, Aleta, Gryphon and the like, Fast Data Recovery has the right tools, state of art equipment and best industry knowledge for guaranteed ransomware recovery, ransomware removal and ransomware prevention.
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Our company of 50 employees got attacked by a nasty ransomware after a staff member opened an Australia Post email. Ramez was very patient and most knowledgeable about the problem. Our external IT support, work colleagues and everyone else we spoke to delivered bad news except Ramez.
They recovered 69,480 encrypted files after an Australia Post Cryptolocker paid my computer a visit I have contacted few data recovery companies but they all mainly recover data from damaged hard disk and/or deleted files. No one was able to recover encrypted data and all of the companies I called told me it was impossible to recover my files. In desperation, I started researching until I found Fast Data Recovery. I was sceptical but Aaron gave me some confidence and since he advised there would be no charge if no recovery, I went ahead. In short, they got everything back for me and I could not be happier. Thank you Aaron and the team
We have faced an absolute nightmare when our server got hacked through our remote desktop and all our files and backups got infected. They have recovered our data but the response was a bit slow especially that we were very anxious and our company was brought down to its knees! Having said that, Aaron managed to recover all our files so I am very grateful for that. I hope we never get hacked again but if we ever did, i will definitely use their service. tip: I Spoke to a Ramez (I think he is one of the main guys there - very knowledgeable and straight forward)