Ben Dickson. Bitdefender This is the second global ransomware attack in the last two months. The data is unlocked only after the victim provides the encryption key, usually after paying the attacker a ransom for it. A new variant of the Petya ransomware (also called PetrWrap or GoldenEye) is behind a massive outbreak that spread across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. The boot loader that encrypts the MFT. There is no ‘kill switch’ like that which was embedded in WannaCry that end… Petya ransomware authors demand $250,000 in first public statement since the attack The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in … The website homepage of British advertising company WPP after it was targeted by international cyber-attack ‘Petya’. Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack known as “Petya”. Since then, this ransomware has been updated a couple of times. [6] The earlier versions of Petya disguised their payload as a PDF file, attached to an e-mail. Analysis shows Petya looks more like a targeted, state-sponsored attack than just ransomware. Petya ransomware began spreading internationally on June 27, 2017. As happened recently with WannaCrypt, we again face a malicious attack in the form of ransomware, Petya. However, it does not encrypt files on computers, but attacks a part of the Operating System that is called the Master File Table (MFT). The ransomware infects computers and then waits for about an hour before rebooting the machine. On top of that, other researchers who independently spotted the malware gave it other names: Romanian’s Bitdefender called it Goldeneye, for instance. The Petya virus is a class of malware known as ransomware, that is designed to make money for its nefarious creators by making it impossible for a computer user to access their most important files, or even properly boot their system, and then blackmail them into paying to get the files back.. The new variant propagates via the EternalBlue exploit, which is generally believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), and was used earlier in the year by the WannaCry ransomware. Targeting Windows servers, PCs, and laptops, this cyberattack appeared to be an updated variant of the Petya malware virus. Petya's payload infects the computer's master boot record (MBR), overwrites the Windows bootloader, and triggers a restart. [14][15], Kaspersky dubbed this variant "NotPetya", as it has major differences in its operations in comparison to earlier variants. Petya – a dangerous ransomware virus that launched first worldwide attack in 2016. any organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack known as “Petya”. Meanwhile, the computer's screen displays text purportedly output by chkdsk, Windows' file system scanner, suggesting that the hard drive's sectors are being repaired. It has been referred to by several names, including PetrWrap, GoldenEye, Petya.A, Petya.C, and PetyaCry It has several similarities to the global WannaCry outbreak that occurred last month, with some significant differences, including: 1. “While the WannaCry ransomware, which struck in May 2017, and the highly destructive Petya variant, which struck in June 2017, have some similarities, they … Russia has denied carrying out cyber-attacks on Ukraine. Petya! [70], A family of encrypting ransomware discovered in 2016, United States Department of Homeland Security, "The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History", "Russia's 'Sandworm' Hackers Also Targeted Android Phones", "U.S., Canada, Australia Attribute NotPetya Attack to Russia | SecurityWeek.Com", "Identifying vulnerabilities and protecting you from phishing", "Petya ransomware is now double the trouble", "Petya, Mischa, Goldeneye: Die Erpresser sind Nerds", "На Дніпропетровщині викрили чоловіка, який розповсюджував вірус "Petya.A, "Регіональний "координатор" вірусу РЕТYА на Дніпропетровщині отримав один рік тюрми", "Оголошено вирок у справі за фактами масштабних кібератак вірусу "PETYA, "New Cyberattack Goes Global, Hits WPP, Rosneft, Maersk", "Tax software blamed for cyber-attack spread", "Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally", "There's another 'worldwide' ransomware attack and it's spreading quickly", "Microsoft, Analysts See Hack Origin at Ukrainian Software Firm", "Family firm in Ukraine says it was not responsible for cyber attack", "Hackers who targeted Ukraine clean out bitcoin ransom wallet", "A new ransomware outbreak similar to WCry is shutting down computers worldwide", "Global Ransomware Attack: What We Know and Don't Know", "Ukrainian software company will face charges over cyber attack, police suggest", "Backdoor built in to widely used tax app seeded last week's NotPetya outbreak", "Ukraine scrambles to contain new cyber threat after 'NotPetya' attack", "A new ransomware attack is hitting airlines, banks and utilities across Europe", "NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers just dumped its most damaging release yet", "Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide", "India worst hit by Petya in APAC, 7th globally: Symantec", "Petya Ransomware Outbreak Originated in Ukraine via Tainted Accounting Software", "In aftermath of Petya, congressman asks NSA to stop the attack if it knows how", "Petya.2017 is a wiper not a ransomware—Comae Technologies", "It's already too late for today's ransomware victims to pay up and save their computers", "Tuesday's massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much worse", "Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts", "Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak", "Petya ransomware: Experts tout 'vaccine' to protect computers from crippling cyber attack", "Security researcher creates 'vaccine' against ransomware attack", "Analyzed: Internet Propagation and Recovery of Non-NTFS Victims", "Six quick facts to know about today's global ransomware attack", "Microsoft issues 'highly unusual' Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack", "A Scary New Ransomware Outbreak Uses WannaCry's Old Tricks", "Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system has been hit by the worldwide cyber attack", "New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and U.S.", https://www.cnet.com/news/uk-said-russia-is-behind-destructive-2017-cyberattack-in-ukraine/, "Russia's Rosneft says hit by cyber attack, oil production unaffected", "Ehituse ABC sulges küberrünnaku tõttu kõik oma poed", "Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser warns revenue will be hit as it cleans up Petya cyber attack", "Hackerangriff: Beiersdorf & Co hart getroffen", "Petya cyberattack: Hobart's Cadbury chocolate factory struck", "New malware hits JNPT operations as APM Terminals hacked globally", "Business News: Hospital Is Forced To Scrap Computers", http://www.zdnet.com/article/petya-ransomware-cyber-attack-costs-could-hit-300m-for-shipping-giant-maersk/, https://s1.q4cdn.com/714383399/files/doc_financials/annual/2019/FedEx-Corporation-2019-Annual-Report.pdf?utm_source=InvestorRelations&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=AnnualReport2018&utm_content=FinancialInformationAnnualReports, "Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions about 'ransomware' attack—Tensions between NSA chief, Trump over Russia—Senate panel asks states to publicize election hacks", "NATO Warns Use of Article 5 Over Cyber Attack, Members Pledge Spending Increase", "Cyber-insurance shock: Zurich refuses to foot NotPetya ransomware clean-up bill—and claims it's 'an act of war, "New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business", "US, UK, Australia Warn Russia of 'International Consequences'—NotPetya Outbreak Attributed to the Kremlin", https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-russian-gru-officers-charged-connection-worldwide-deployment-destructive-malware-and, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-exposes-series-of-russian-cyber-attacks-against-olympic-and-paralympic-games, Office of Personnel Management data breach, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ransomware incident, Democratic National Committee cyber attacks, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Petya_(malware)&oldid=994545527, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 07:35.