Tag: Petya

This post has been updated with information about McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Web Gateway (June 28, 14:20 Pacific time). A new variant of the ransomware Petya (also called Petrwrap) began spreading around the world on June 27. Petya is ransomware that exploits the vulnerability CVE-2017-0144 in Microsoft's implementation of the Server Message Block protocol. This ransomware ...
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[This post was updated on June 27 at 18:40 Pacific time. The updated section is marked.]  The world woke up today to another ransomware outbreak wreaking havoc throughout companies’ networks. This time, the family causing the fuss is Ransomware Petya, a nasty variant that encrypts files and the computer’s master boot record (MBR), rendering the ...
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Just over a month after the infamous WannaCry attack, a new worldwide cyberattack is here again. Its name is Petya, or Petwrap, it’s hit companies everywhere across Europe, including Ukraine’s government facilities, electric grids, banks, and public transportation, demanding a $300 ransom in Bitcoin in the process. So how does this Petya attack work, exactly? Going after Windows servers, PCs, and ...
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