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Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:24:09 AM »
...After initially believing that the ransomware was a strain of the well-known Petya, Raiu told Motherboard that "it seems to be a new thing indeed." Kaspersky Lab is calling it NotPetya.

Researchers at MalwareHunterTeam, a research group focused on ransomware, told Motherboard in a Twitter direct message they believed the attack was from the same malware family as the one initially identified by Raiu. Like other types of ransomware, the malware seen Tuesday encrypts files on a user's system; hackers say they will give victims the encryption key in exchange for bitcoin...

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qv4gx5/a-ransomware-outbreak-is-infecting-computers-across-the-world-right-now

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Re: Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 10:47:15 AM »

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Re: Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 05:51:01 AM »
Petya.2017 is a wiper not a ransomware
Ransomware-as-a-service soon to be renamed Lure-as-a-Service
https://blog.comae.io/petya-2017-is-a-wiper-not-a-ransomware-9ea1d8961d3b

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Re: Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World Right Now
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 08:04:07 AM »

Microsoft telemetry data reveals scale of Petya outbreak, and how Windows 10 security helps


...According to Microsoft's telemetry data, even though the Petya ransomware attack is more sophisticated with its worm-like capabilities, it has managed to infect fewer than 20,000 machines, which is considerably less than what the company anticipated. Furthermore, the attack started in Ukraine, with more than 70% of the affected machines situated in the country. Although Petya spread to other countries as well, it affected machines elsewhere in "significantly lower volumes". Microsoft also noted that the majority of the infected PCs were running Windows 7.

The company has illustrated Petya's kill-chain diagram:
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-telemetry-data-reveals-scale-of-petya-outbreak-and-how-windows-10-security-helps

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