Petya Ransomware Warning! (WannaCry Attack Vector)

Discussion in 'Site Security & Legal Issues' started by ManagerJosh, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Adherent

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  2. readysetjackpot

    readysetjackpot Neophyte

    I think you should fix the thread title. Petya is actually a Wiper. Once you pay the false ransom, Petya will immediately delete all of the encrypted files.
    So, I suggest (if you have the money, or if you know someone who can do this for free) you hire someone to decrypt your server's files ASAP.
  3. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

    The problem is that some files cant be decrypted because the coding was not 100%.
  4. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Adherent

    Consider also the context of when the post was made: it was made during the initial outbreak.

    We didn't know the full extent of its capabilities during the outbreak. It wasn't till after all hell broke loose and people were able to properly contain Petya and reverse engineer it did we discover it had wiping capabilities.
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