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New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Although Check Point reported today that ransomware operators have reached a new benchmark in their malicious spree, security researchers at Cisco Talos Labs have unveiled a new way to fight back. Read more: http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/new-free-tool-stops-petya-ransomware-and-rootkits/d/d-id/1327241?

Petya ransomware encryption system cracked

April 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Petya ransomware victims can now unlock infected computers without paying. An unidentified programmer has produced a tool that exploits shortfalls in the way the malware encrypts a file that allows Windows to start up. In notes put on code-sharing site Github, he said he had produced the key generator to help his father-in-law unlock his […]

New ransomware with an old trick: “Petya” parties like it’s 1989

April 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Petya is modern-day malware that locks you out of your data, much like TeslaCrypt or Locky, but does it the hard way. This malware family (detected and blocked by Sophos products as Troj/Petya-*) uses low-level programming tricks that went out of vogue nearly two decades ago. Instead of scrambling your data files and leaving the […]

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