During the recent publicity over the WannaCry ransomware attack I was in communication with a number of NHS clients who were asking how many enquiries were we getting.
The reality is the WannaCry ransomware attack was relatively insignificant other than the publicity it attracted and its interference with some services, not to downplay their impact but to put into perspective this attack was smaller in ransom value, ransoms paid and bigger in publicity possibly due to the state of the nation with regard to politics / manifestos / budgets and propaganda.
In terms of monetary value the ransoms were low. In terms of disruption to services it was not the Windows XP systems that were compromised it was the Win 7 and Server 2003 systems.
As a news item I was shocked at the publicity and panic mongering which seemed more politically motivated but I could be wrong, my observation is based on similar outbreaks in 2016 which knocked out entire cities and local authorities but were not publicised to the same extent.
We help the recovery process with ransomware decryption by first imaging drives sector by sector so that there is a second chance of recovery if anything goes wrong.
Don't forget encryption / decryption and malware / antivirus scanning can add extra risk to a storage device failing.
Get advice and assistance from Andy and the team at R3. R3 Data Recovery is real lab that deals with real disasters each an every day. If you have any sort of problem with a hard drive or any data storage device, we are the people to contact. Call us today on 0800 999 3282 for immediate help and assistance.
R3 are ICO registered and have been vetted by Hiscox Insurance for Cyberbreach and data disaster recovery claims assistance.
R3 is one of the few real data recovery labs in the UK and recognised by National Trading Standards forensics and NHS Trust Infrastructure managers as their data recovery rescue supplier.
R3 Data Recovery Ltd has imaging capacity onsite or in lab.
The lab can process imaging of upto 300TB per 24hrs in emergency situations.
We also can image factory / production computer system drives during shutdown periods to help with extending the life of SCADA / bespoke computer operating systems that are not networked or backed up.
R3 processed more successful recoveries of flood damaged ( submerged in effluent / flood water) drives in 2016 than any other british based data recovery lab.
R3 Data Recovery Ltd process Large scale IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, QNAP, Synology, RAID / SAN, VmWare HyperV and Drobo beyond RAID recoveries in Sheffield that our nearest competitors cannot undertake in the UK.
I have recently used R3D to retrieve data from an external hard drive.
I called Andy at 11pm on a Saturday after my hard drive failed, he immediately ran through the symptoms and calmed my fears that all data was lost, but was honest that data recoveries are not always successful.
I required the data immediately as it was for a deadline the following Friday, the issue was I was based in London and the lab based in Sheffield.
After searching all data companies in and around London none would answer my call on a Saturday. In fact no one else would answer my call or say they could look at my case on the Sunday.
I took the drive myself to R3D and was very impressed with their facilities. Andy also explained the whole process and what they were doing at each stage.
Unfortunately the hard drive had a physical failure and needed to be rebuilt to have any chance of recovering the information.
After starting the rebuild at 4pm on the Sunday, Andy advised it would take him and his team until the morning to know if any information was recoverable - fantastic I thought. Andy and Mark got to work on my drive as soon as I left and by 10pm on Sunday they had retrieved almost the entirety of the information of my hard drive.
I cannot reccomend R3D highly enough, they are clearly experts in their field and have a passion for what they do. Through the whole process Andy kept me informed of progress and explained everything they were doing.
If you have a crisis or any data recovery needs these are the guys you need!
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