The key to old Petya versions has been published by the malware author

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As research concluded, the original author of Petya, Janus, was not involved in the latest attacks on Ukraine. His original malware was pirated and extended by an unknown actor (read more here). As a result of the recent events, Janus probably decided to shut down the Petya project. Similarly to the authors of TeslaCrypt, he released his private key, allowing all the victims of the previous Petya attacks, to get their files back.

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2017/07/the-key-to-the-old-petya-has-been-published-by-the-malware-author/

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