Bye, bye Petya! Decryptor for old versions released.

Following the outbreak of the Petya-based malware in Ukraine, the author of the original version, Janus, decided to release his master key, probably closing the project. You can read the full story here. Read full news article on Malwarebytes Unpacked  

Goldeneye attack is not ransomware

On June 27, reports of a rapidly spreading ransomware attack started to emerge from Ukraine. The speed at which critical infrastructure networks were shutting down pointed to a ransomware application with a wormable component, whose virality called to mind the WannaCry ransomware. Read full news article on BetaNews  

Ransomware attacks highlight the importance of eliminating network blind spots

By Sanjai Gangadharan A wave of ransomware swept across Europe at an incredibly rapid clip on Tuesday, grinding business to a halt at banks, airports, pharmaceutical companies, government offices, service providers, utilities and more, security researchers said. Dubbed GoldenEye, a new variant of the Petrwrap/Petya ransomware, this attack is sneaking past traditional security defenses – … Read more

Global ransomware outbreak spread in part due to NSA-linked hacking tool

A growing number of cybersecurity firms, including BitDefender, Kaspersky Lab and Symantec, along with a cohort of independent cybersecurity researchers, say that the quickly spreading ransomware variant, known as Petya, is proliferating in part due to two previously leaked NSA hacking tools, codenamed EternalBlue and EternalRomance. This is not the first time in recent months that … Read more