New Petya Ransomware Is Out And Potentially Worse Then WannaCry

New Petya Ransomware is out and potentially worse then WannaCry Ransomware. What can you do about it?

BlackBox Connections has found out that there are new variations of the Petya Ransomware out and about.

Also another Ransomware going by the name of GoldenEye and PetrWrap is behind the massive outbreak across the globe.

What makes the new threat different is that it now includes the EternalBlue exploit as a way to propagate inside a targeted network.

The exploit attacks the Windows Server Message Block service.

Petya also attempts to spread internally by breaking admin passwords and infecting other PCs on the network.

It does so by running credential-stealing codes to break user account passwords and deploy Ransomware into your systems.

What You Have To Do

Ensure systems have the latest patches, including the one in Microsoft’s MS17-010 bulletin.

Consider blocking the Microsoft PsExec tool from running on users’ computers.

Back up regularly and keep a recent backup copy off-site because there are dozens of ways other than Ransomware you can lose data.

Avoid opening attachments in emails from recipients you don’t know and even if you work in HR . Resist the urge!

New Petya Ransomware Is Out And Potentially Worse Then WannaCry

PetyaWrap is a 3 combo hitter and patching for the WannaCry Ransomware just isn’t enough.

If the WannaCry Virus is closed PetyaWrap just tries another route and the network is at a huge disadvantage.

At the end of the day do you want to take the risk of losing your files and have to pay a Ransom for your data back?

Truth be told multiple industries have announced they have yet to see their data back after paying the Ransom.

Check out this new Ransomware intercept by Sophos and is an excellent tool Sophos Ransomware Tool

Don’t wait, Act Now! Consult a Professional 

Contact IT Support 403-399-6366 for assistance.

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