Petya ransomware might attack Ukraine again, - Cabinet

Source : 112 Ukraine

State Service for Communications and Information Security reported that on Thursday evening
22:53, 6 July 2017

112 Agency

Ukrainian companies that recently suffered the massive attack by ransomware Petya.A can face another wave of the virus’s activity. According to the State Service for Communications and Information Security, the computer networks previously attacked by the virus could undergo its consequences again.

Even now, after the data in the damaged computers was restored, these particular PCs can face the trouble again, the governmental agency said; the Service highly recommends abiding by the basic computer security tips to avoid new attacks of the malware.

A large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine and a lot of other countries, including some EU member states and India. All of the infected computers in the damaged networks were attacked by the same virus. Cyber protection experts pointed out it is mbr locker 256 malware, a blackmailing virus, demanding from users to send money in exchange for decryption of the encrypted data. It is also widely referred to as Petya.A ransomware.

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