Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry. (Petya) attack, currently hitting a large number of countries around the world, such Spain

Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry

It's only fair to share...Digg thisShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInFlattr the authorShare on TumblrShare on VKShare on YummlyShare on RedditShare on StumbleUpon

Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry

 

Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry. The new ransomware (Petya) attack, currently hitting a large number of countries around the world, such as Ukraine, the UK, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, and many others. The new ransomware uses the contact details ofwowsmith123456@posteo.net and demands for a payment of $300 in Bitcoin.

The malware is spreading quickly using the same Windows SMBv1 vulnerability that the WannaCry ransomware used to attack about 300,000 devices around the world. Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry.

Actually, Petya is different, the malware doesn’t encrypt or lock files on a targeted system one by one. Petya reboots targets devices and encrypts/locks the hard drive’s master file table (MFT). Which is a database in which information about every file and directory on an NT File System (NTFS) volume is stored.

Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry.

The malware then rendering the master boot record (MBR) inoperable. Limiting access to the entire system by grabbing information about file names, sizes, and location on the physical hard disk. Then replaces the device’s master boot record (MBR) with the malware malicious code. Also, that represents the ransom note and leaves devices unable to boot.

The ransomware note says:
“If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible, because they are encrypted. Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but don’t waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.”

Petya is another worldwide Ransomware Stronger than WannaCry.

ALSO READ  2 Banks Using Blockchain for Commercial Property Lease
It's only fair to share...Digg thisShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInFlattr the authorShare on TumblrShare on VKShare on YummlyShare on RedditShare on StumbleUpon