Published On: Wed, Jun 28th, 2017

New Wave of Cyber Attacks Triggered as Ransom Prices Climb

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Just weeks after the WannaCry ransomware virus made headlines around the world, another cyber attack known as Petya has sprung up, surprisingly using the same backdoor exploit as the attack previously mentioned despite a fix for the problem being released weeks ago.
Move Over WannaCry – There’s a New Cyber Attack in Town
This new attack infects the victim’s computer and encrypts the files stored there. Asking for a one-time payment of $300 sent to a specific Bitcoin address, the virus then states that an email must be sent to the attacker’s address containing the wallet address the payment was made from, along with a “personal installation key” which is printed on the screen of the compromised computer.

New #ransomware spreading through SMB… Its #rebooting OS and encrypting files. Any idea which one it is?
— Ankit singh (@ankit5934) June 27, 2017

At the time of this writing, roughly $8700 has been paid out by companies trying to regain access to their important files. One of the most notable companies that have been affected by the virus is A.P. Moller-Maersk, a Danish shipping company that has worldwide operations. They …

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