Schlagwort-Archive: EternalBlue

Frequently Asked Questions: The Petya Ransomware Outbreak

On June 27, several organizations in Europe reported ransomware infecting their systems, modifying their master boot records (MBR) and encrypting their systems’ files. The culprit: a variant of the Petya ransomware that Trend Micro detects as RANSOM_PETYA.SMA.

The ransomware is spreading rapidly, affecting organizations, businesses, and end users, turning into an outbreak reminiscent of the one caused by WannaCry. Some questions remain: Do they work the same? Do they both have kill switches? Do they similarly use the EternalBlue vulnerability to infect systems?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that dispel and clarify misconceptions and comparisons about this threat:

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