Tag Archives: Ransomware

New variant of Petya ransomware (also known as Petrwrap/PetyaWrap)

Source: Sophos Knowledge Base Overview Sophos is aware of a new ransomware variant being seen in multiple countries today. Our investigation shows that this attack both encrypts files and the Master Boot Record (MBR) and can spread rapidly using several techniques, including the “EternalBlue” exploit of a vulnerability in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) service, which Windows… Read More »

Petya variants behind the global ransomware outbreak: here’s what we know so far

Source: Sophos Naked Security Editor’s note: Sophos customers can follow the technical updates in this Knowledge Base Article, which includes a list of the variants we’re detecting and blocking. This article will also be updated as new details emerge. SophosLabs has determined that new variants of Petya ransomware (also known as GoldenEye) are behind the massive online outbreak that spread across Europe, Russia,… Read More »

Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware

Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware Source: Homeland Security Original release date: May 12, 2017 | Last revised: May 13, 2017 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows operating systems Overview According to numerous open-source reports, a widespread ransomware campaign is affecting various organizations with reports of tens of thousands of infections in as many as 74 countries, including the United States,… Read More »