Petya Ransomware is Spreading Across the WorldPetya Ransomware

There is a new strain of ransomware in the wild. It has multiple names such as Petya, Petrwrap, or NotPetya. This ransomware is being spread via an SMB vulnerability called EternalBlue. This is the same vulnerability that was used to spread WannaCry. A big difference with Petya is that it also encrypts the master boot record of the hard drive after encrypting your data, which makes accessing the drive almost impossible unless you pay the ransom. However even if you pay the ransom there is no guarantee that you will get your data back. Your best bet is to restore from backup. You do have a good backup in place with multiple copies of your data right?

Our network security service stops ransomware in it’s tracks by providing layered security. We include a managed firewall, managed backup, managed anti-virus, and patch management.