Petya ransomware beats now! A massive assault on the Petya ransomware began at 17: 30, causing disasters at airports, banks and many other organizations and institutions across Europe.
For the time being, it is unclear who is behind the offensive, but the security group from Moscow Group-IB told Reuters that it seems to be a concerted effort targeting both businesses and institutions in Russia and Ukraine at the same time. The exact extent of it raid has not yet been determined, but some believe that damage will be more than what caused it WannaCry.
Then it was found that the attack, which seems to have started in Russia and Ukraine, has also begun to spread to companies in Denmark, Spain and the United States.
So far, several companies have reported having problems, such as the colossal shipping company AP Moller-Maersk and Russia's top oil producer Rosneft.
Global ransomware attack. #Petya
— Ntisec 𓆣 🏴 (@ntisec) June 27, 2017
Boryspyl airport manager in Ukraine, Yevhen Dykhne, released a statement indicating flight delays.
"Keep calm, current information about departure times can be found in the scoreboard at the terminal."
According to the chatter on Twitterverse, the attackers are asking for ransom Bitcoin amounting to 300 dollars from individuals. The extortion comes with a short message asking victims to send money to a specific Bitcoin wallet ID to receive the deactivation key.
You can track all transactions made in the attacker's wallet ID from the following link:
About eight have taken place so far payments, which equates to just over 1 BTC (about $2.300).
F-Secure researcher Mikko Hypponen reports that Petya ransomware locks popular file formats such as .pdf, .pptx, .ppt, .ova, .php And much more. For the full list, see the message below:
- @mikko (@mikko) June 27, 2017
Even Chernobyl seems to have been affected by the attack. The nuclear plant's computers were reportedly affected by the cyberattack, prompting technicians at the shuttered plant in Ukraine to measure radium levels.energys using Geiger devices instead of specialized electronic means.
The global law firm DLA Piper has resorted to non-digital media to broadcast news, and the attack continues….