Petya cyber attack - what's it all about?

by ‎06-28-2017 12:33 AM - edited ‎07-31-2017 02:57 PM (5,998 Views)

Petrwrap/Petya ransomware. A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an
infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack.

 

Check Unit's 42 Threat Brief: Petya Ransomware for more information about this attack!

 

A ransom note is displayed on infected machines, demanding that $300 in bitcoins be paid to recover files.  

 

Petya ransomeware demands that victims pay to recover their files. Learn how Palo Alto Networks  can help protect against Petya and other ransomware.Petya ransomeware demands that victims pay to recover their files. Learn how Palo Alto Networks can help protect against Petya and other ransomware.

This threat is detected by WildFire and more information about the malware family is available at the AutoFocus tag Unit42.Petya tag (https://autofocus.paloaltonetworks.com/#/tag/Unit42.Petya).

 

Also make sure to check out our ransomeware best practices:

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Featured-Articles/Best-Practices-for-Ransomware-Prevention/ta-p...

 

 

 

Stay safe!

@kiwi

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