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Petya ransomware encrypts files, disks, locks users out of computers

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Mar 29, 2016.

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    A new type of ransomware does not only encrypt the victims’ files, but also their disk’s Master File Table (MFT), and it replaces the boot drive’s existing Master Boot Record (MBR) with a malicious loader. It makes the entire computer unusable until the ransom is paid or until the victims decide to cut their losses, repair the MBR themselves, and reinstall Windows. The ransomware is called Petya, and is currently being delivered via spear-phishing campaigns … More →

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