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ALERT ! widespread ransomware known as “Petya”

ALERT ! widespread ransomware known as “Petya”

We would like to share that MCMC NSC have recently received numerous open-source reports about a widespread ransomware known as “Petya”

that is affecting various organizations across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India and Europe.

Please stay vigilant and be prepared for any possibility of attacks from this ransomware.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

    • Update and install the official patch (MS17-010) from Microsoft, which closes the affected SMB Server vulnerability used in this attack.
    • Refer Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2696547 to disable SMBv1.
    • Disable Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC).
    • Create a file i.e. “C:\Windows\perfc” to prevent ransomware infection.
    • Backup important data to an external hard drive or cloud storage service.
    • Run and update latest antivirus.

Reference for your perusal :

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

A major global cyber attack yesterday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.

The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate and government networks.
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