Dublin Computer Data Recovery Launches Shamoon Protection Virus Attack Campaign

Dublin Computer Data Recovery Launches Shamoon Protection Virus Attack Campaign

Data-recovery-Dublin, also known as DataRescue, a Dublin-based computer data recovery firm, launched a Shamoon virus protection campaign so that corporations and businesses reduce their chances of infection. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the potentially harmful virus, which wiped out 35,000 computers in 2012.

March 09, 2017 ( datsyn.com) - Dublin-based DataRescue, a computer data recovery firm who specialise in hard drive and logical data recovery from laptops, desktops and network systems has launched a Shamoon virus protection campaign. This initiative aims to prevent corporations and smaller businesses falling victim to the system harming virus, which is an advanced strain of the infection that compromised the integrity of 35,000 Saudi Arabian computers in 2012.

More information is available at datarescue.ie/data-recovery-dublin.

With news circulating that a tougher strain of Shamoon has made a comeback, DataRescue jumped into action. Launching a campaign to help reduce the viruses effect, DataRescue warns that this strain is far more advanced and meaner than its earlier counterpart released in 2012, which infected more than 35,000 Saudi Arabian corporate computers.

The latest version of Shamoon, also known as Shamoon2 and StoneDrill, has targeted petroleum companies in Europe. This new strain is a fully-functional ransomware module that has less reliance on outside servers than the earlier strain, making it harder to locate. Plus, it also comes in 32 and 64-bit, which means it can affect more systems.

StoneDrill, according to research by Kaspersky Labs, has a stealth mode to evade detection. Therefore, the virus injects a wiping module into a computer using the preferred browser of the user. The virus also has backdoor capabilities that steal system information and completely wipe hard drives.

DataRescue, who have been in the business of Data Recovery in Dublin since October 1994, have seen the earlier strain of Shamoon. Thus, they are urging corporations and businesses situated in Europe, where Shamoon has recently been seen, to take evasive action and avoid the need for complex data recovery later.

A spokesperson for DataRescue said, "By being prepared, businesses and corporations put themselves and their data out of harm's way. This action then allows them to better protect the integrity of their network and any confidential information."

To find out more about DataRescue and their vigilant Shamoon campaign, click on the link above.

About Us:

DataRescue have been in the Data Recovery Field for close to 20 years and have now become one of Ireland’s most experienced and trusted data recovery companies.

DataRescue has become a recognised training partner on multiple manufacturers' data recovery products. Examples of training modules available.

When DataRescue launched their data recovery service in October 1994; data recovery was, essentially, hard drive recovery and nothing more. Nowadays, data recovery has moved far ahead of basic hard drive recovery – we recover data from all types of hard disk drives and from all manufacturers, ensuring the confidentiality of your data is assured.  We also do data recovery from removable media like: DAT, DLT, DVD and USB Memory Sticks. Whatever the media - we can recover from it!

In actual fact several members of the DataRescue Data Recovery Team have arrived to us from Hard Drive Manufacturers, with design qualifications and production experience of design and production of this media. They have an unsurpassed advantage in hard drive recovery having specialized in production-level information and experience of all makes of hard disk drives, such as desktop, laptop computer, server, RAID, NAS and external tough disk drives.

Whereas we cannot guarantee the recoverability of the data upon our receiving and doing an analysis of it - the High International Data Recovery Standard in force at our Data Recovery Lab ensures that the damage is contained from getting worse. 

It is impossible to commit to a price without having done a thorough evaluation of why the data is not accessible and planning an approporiate data recovery procedure, specific to your job’s requirements.


Contact Details:

Name: John O'Shea
Position: Media Relations
Company: DataRescue Dublin
Email: dublin@datarecovery.ie
Country: Ireland
Website: http://www.datarescue.ie
Contact No.: +353-1890-737-283