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Ten (10) things you should know about the new Petya Ransomware

June 30
07:29:58 2017
On June 27, 2017 reports of a ransomware infection began spreading across Europe. The first infections were in Ukraine, where more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat. We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States.
1. This new strain of ransomware is more sophisticated than the previous ransomware infections in May 2017.
2. It succeeded in crippling computers in 64 countries worldwide mostly in Ukraine and Russia
3. It was traced to a company in Ukraine where it infected more than 12,500 machines
4. It initially spread via an update of accounting software
5. Once it infects a machine, it then attempts to spread itself to other PCs on the network
6. It Steals credentials to gain unrestricted access to infected systems
7. It uses file-shares to transfer the malicious file between PCs to infect other systems
8. It encrypts entire hard drives and demands a payment of $300 or more to release them
9. It only takes a single infected machine to affect an entire network
10. It clears your System, Setup, Security, Application event logs and deletes hardisk information
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