Petya malware: Data destroyer not money-maker? - Software Testing News

Researchers suspect that Petya malware, which has affected 64 countries, was designed to destroy data, not to make money. According to the BBC, although a ransomware has to be paid, Petya deliberately overwrites computer files rather than encrypting ...

Researchers: 'Wiper' Malware at Root of Petya Attacks - Redmond Channel Partner

Security researchers investigating the recent "Petya" ransomware outbreak have identified its cause to be "wiper" malware that was possibly unleashed by a state actor. That assessment comes from Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade of Kaspersky Lab and ...

NATO says a 'state actor' was behind the massive ransomware attack and could trigger military response - CNBC

The attack was designed to cause disruption, not to make financial gains, according to experts. Luke Graham | @LukeWGraham. 4 Hours Ago. SHARES. A "state actor" was behind the cyberattack that hit over 12,000 devices in around 65 countries on ...

Crime group behind ''Petya'' ransomware re-emerges to distance itself from global cyberattacks this week - domain-B

Janus Cybercrime Solutions, which was behind the Petya ransomware initially linked to Tuesday's global cyberattacks re-emerged on Twitter late Wednesday, seemingly offering to help those whose files could no longer be recovered. According to ...

Experts: Global cyberattack looks more like 'sabotage' than ransomware - News8000.com - WKBT

Initial reports suggested the virus that surfaced on Tuesday was a form of ransomware. But clues in the computer code now point to sabotage. Experts: Global cyberattack looks more like 'sabotage' than ransomware CNNMoney/Shutterstock via CNN.

Author of Ransomware Petya Denies Responsibility For The Global Cyberattack - ClickLancashire

"Petya", the ransomware that made headlines Tuesday as it spread across the globe, is neither ransomware nor Petya, according to research from multiple security professionals published Wednesday. At time of writing the bitcoin wallet linked to the ...

ExPetr Virus Likely Wiper, Not Ransomware – Comae Technologies - Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – ExPetr is not ransomware but rather a wiper designated to damage infected computer systems, Matt Suiche, the founder of Comae Technologies cybersecurity firm, told Sputnik on Friday. "The encryption function is buggy. If it was a ...

Recent 'NotPetya' attacks might not be ransomware at all - Newburgh Gazette

If you're concerned about the threat of ransomware, which is easily one of the nastiest forms of malware out there, we have a selection of ebooks and whitepapers you can download for free which will give you all the knowledge you need to avoid becoming ...

Deadly 'Petya' malware doesn't ask for ransom, it permanently destroys data - Business Standard

Initially thought as the 'Petya' ransomware outbreak that shut computers in several countries, cyber security researchers are now dubbing it as a new form of malware attack that doesn't demand ransom but permanently destroys data. "In other words, the ...

Petya-Like Ransomware Attack News: Another Virus Quickly Affects Large Networks Around the World - Christian Post

Another malware that is identified as a Petya-like ransomware is affecting several networks around the globe. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/IllustrationA hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this ...

Three ways the 'NotPetya' cyberattack is more complex than WannaCry - The Conversation AU

Paul Haskell-Dowland is affiliated with the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 and is a member of the ACS and BCS. Partners. Edith Cowan University provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU.

Juha Saarinen: Stop the cyber war now - New Zealand Herald

Evidence is forming that this week's Petya/NotPetya or GoldenEye malware attack wasn't an attempt by criminals at ransoming users, but an act of sabotage against Ukrainian IT systems. What's more, the malware campaign was a fiasco as it spread outside ...

The NotPetya ransomware may not actually be ransomware at all - it could be something worse - AsiaOne

This is less if-a-tree-falls hypothetical and more sobering reality for the untold number of people across the globe whose computer systems have been infected with the NotPetya ransomware. That's because the latest digital scourge to cripple computer ...

Security researchers: Petya malware was created to destroy information, not make money - Normangee Star

On the contrary, Petya is a wiper-it doesn't plan to give you the files back even if you pay the ransom. Lately, the number of attacks against Ukraine increased from Power Grids being shut down to the vehicle a top military intelligence officer ...

Petya Malware 2017 will Erase the Data Completely and it is more Dangerous than Ransomware - Phone Mantra

Petya Malware: The Petya Malware resembles the Ransomware, but in fact, it is more dangerous than the ransomware. Even though it is the great strain of the year 2016, Petya malware erases the data and causing the great loss. According to the cyber ...

Cyber Attack Update: Nuance Still Down, Researchers Believe “Petya” is not Ransomware - Healthcare Informatics

Nuance Communications, a Burlington, Mass.-based technology company that provides cloud-based dictation and transcription service to hospitals and health systems, continues to be down following the global malware incident on Tuesday that affected ...

Cybersecurity linked to social responsibility - Otago Daily Times

As the "NotPetya" ransomware attack spreads around the world, it's making clear how important it is for everyone — particularly corporations — to take cybersecurity seriously. The companies affected by this malware include power utilities, banks and ...

NotPetya is actually ExPetr - an entirely new strain of ransomware - ClickLancashire

To add insult to injury, this wiper was specifically created to look like the first Petya in order to fool media into thinking that it is. "After an analysis of the encryption routine of the malware used in the Petya/ExPetr attacks, we have thought ...

Motive behind NotPetya a mystery, as researchers ponder possible Russian involvement - SC Magazine

Symantec Corporation on Wednesday released a chart of the 20 countries most affected by Petya. Ukraine was the most significantly impacted, with close to 140 organizations infected. The motive behind Tuesday's ransomware attack that sowed chaos in ...

Kaspersky Lab statement on NotPetya ransomware attacks reported 27 June - Newburgh Gazette

However, there seems to be some disagreement when it comes to the malware's - dubbed PetyaWrap, NotPetya and ExPetr, because it's now obvious that it's not the same Petya ransomware that was first seen in 2016 - true nature. Cybersecurity expert at ...