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Petya follows WannaCry exploits

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Kalle Bjorn, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet details the company’s research on the latest romsomware attack, Petya saying that the company is currently tracking this new ransomware variant that is sweeping across the globe and is 

Petya Ransomware: There is No Guarantee That Paying Ransom Will Unlock Files

Chris Fernando
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The rapid pace of the new Petya ransomware attack points at another worm that can spread from computer to computer by itself, Mimecast has said. In an advisory, Steven Malone, director of security product management at Mimecast, commented, “Many commentators think WannaCry came from hackers in Russia, perhaps as an experiment that escaped early. Therefore it’s not too surprising that Ukraine’s critical national infrastructure has been crippled today while other firms in Europe may have been hit in the crossfire.” Malone added […]

Petya Ransomware: Cyberattack Similar to WannaCry Spreading Across Europe

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The WannaCry ransomware is not dead yet and another large scale ransomware attack is making chaos worldwide. The attack is shutting down computers at corporate houses, power supplies, and banks across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe and demanding $300 in bitcoins. According to multiple sources, a new variant of Petya ransomware, also known as Petwrap, is spreading rapidly with the help of same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware abused to infect 300,000 systems and servers […]