Ransomware Variants: “Petya” – Kidnapping You from Far
The latest ransomware outbreak “Petya” is attacking companies across the globe today. Quite a number of companies in Europe and Asia are reporting affected.
From the initial analysis, same as last time ransomware outbreak “WannaCry”, this ransom uses multiple techniques to spread, including one which was addressed by a Windows vulnerability MS17-010 via SMBv1.
Data will be unrecoverable due to encrypted by ransomware.
Until now, there is NO effective method to decrypt all the kidnapped files.
Actions Preventing Petya Attack
To save your computer from harms, please remember:
Ensure PC has up-to-date Windows updates, especially MS17-010.