hey, guys today I found one new on the internet and its viral on Twitter Petya Another Ransomware outbreak.
Today on Twitter this message is trending “New global ransomware attack” with the hashtags #Ransomware and #Petya. we are trying to recoverRansomWare and again this new attack is happening majorly in Europe.
when computer attacked by this ransomware just as in the previous international attack, computers are blocked, while a screen tells the user that their computer will not work until they pay a ransom of 300 dollars in bitcoins.
Last month wannacry affected more than 2.5 lakhs computers in over 150 countries, mainly UK’s national health service, Spanish phone company, and German railways etc.
— Ankit singh (@ankit5934) June 27, 2017
“Rumors spread fast on the Internet so it is advisable to keep calm and not believe everything that is read on social networks. Therefore, in the event of any eventuality, it is best to ask the system managers if the protection measures are up to date or wait for the IT services of the company in which you work give you some indication. In the meantime, if you want to be informed about how the consequences of the attack evolve, it is important to go to reliable sources, media or companies in the cybersecurity sector.”
warns Hervé Lambert, Global Retail Product Manager at Panda Security.
How this new ransomware attack?
This new ransomware is a variant of the Petya family and runs on computers by encrypting certain files while blocking the boot sector of the compromised system. This prevents the user from accessing their own computer unless they enter an access key. and they only get this access key after paying $ to the attacker in BitCoin. but still, no one has confirmed that after payment they send decryption key or it unlocks the computers.
This new cyber attack is able to turn off the computer or schedule a task to turn it off after a while.
What to do if you’re a victim?
Victims are advised to never pay the ransom as it encourages the attackers. Even if victims do pay there is also no guarantee that all files will be returned to them in fact.
Instead, the best thing to do is restore all files from a backup. If this isn’t possible, there are some tools that can decrypt and recover some information.
a complete shutdown of the operating system may happen by this.
The attack, which has forced several European banks to suspend their activity, has also hit public services, as in the case of the Ukrainian Government. The Government’s website of this country has experienced several problems.
you are recommended to check that the anti-virus programs are updated and the latest protection features are enabled, updating the operating system and you must also check if the Firewall is enabled.
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