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Petya.A - New virus that uses code from Petya ransomware
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:39:25 am »
Yesterday, on the 27th of June, a new ransomware emerged crippling systems across the globe, called Petya.A.

The ransomware has a lot of its code copied from the original Petya ransomware, yet malware researchers say that it is a different ransomware and probably compiled by a different malware author.

Ukraine was one of the countries that was hit the hardest, because of a flaw in its MeDoc update system. Lots of its government computers were infected and encrypted, while the virus spread to other firms and organizations in the country. Spain, Russia and France are also countries that are among the first and most heavily infected.

Read more technical details about the Petya.A ransomware and information on what you could do to try and restore data on your PC here:

“Oops, Your Important Files Are Encrypted” (Petya.A WannaCry Ransom Virus)