Why Petya, Like WannaCry, Signals A New Era Of Cybercrime

Petya and WannaCry are the tip of the iceberg in a new era of global, distributed cyberattacks that are affecting all industries and geographies. If organizations are not preparing for this new reality, they’ll likely soon be stung by it. The good news is that most distributed cybercrime attacks can be prevented or disrupted with […]

Infographic Of The Spread Of ‘Petya’ Global Ransomware Attack

Following reports of a global ransomware attack – Petya – that has so far affected major organisations in Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, France, the UK, the US, Spain and the Netherlands, Vectra Networks has pulled together a visual representation of the spread. Chris Morales, Head of Security Analytics at Vectra Networks: “Any security vendor saying they could completely […]

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With the breaking news of a global ransomware attack hitting organisations across Europe and the US, Paul Edon, Director at Tripwire commented below. Paul Edon, Director at Tripwire:  “Tuesdays cyber-attacks that caused disruption to Ukrainian Banks, Ukrenergo Power Distribution and other Ukrainian commercial business appears to have gained initial entry via a phishing attack and then spread across […]

Top 10 Things You Need To Know About NotPetya (Note: Don’t Pay The Ransom)

Europe woke up Tuesday to massive attacks on both governments and some of the world’s largest brands. While the story is sure to develop, here’s what we’ve learned so far, and what enterprises need to take into account whether they have been affected or are trying to protect their organizations from becoming the next victim. Currently, most […]

Securing A Spot In The InfoSec World

A lot has been written about the explosion in information or cyber security jobs now and in the coming years. For the infosec analyst role alone, he Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 18% growth through 2024, much higher than average. The median pay in 2016 was also near six figures. Thanks to high profile DDoS […]

Petya Ransomware’s Spread Via MimiKatz Variant

STEALTHbits Technologies executives believe that attacks such as Petya will continue to use Mimikatz to move laterally within organizations, and offer the following quote to on protecting the enterprise. Jeff Warren, Senior Vice President, Technical Product Management, STEALTHbits Technologies commented below. Jeff Warren, Senior Vice President, Technical Product Management at STEALTHbits Technologies: “Petya, like other modern ransomware attacks, leverages […]

Is This Petya, NotPetya, GoldenEye, ExPetr, Or PetrWrap?

Forcepoint Security Labs will continue to refer to this as a Petya outbreak, although other vendors have chosen to apply additional or alternative names to it. In straightforward terms, the samples analysed have passed the ‘duck test’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_test) as Petya which has previously been seen to: Encrypt files on disk without changing the file extension; Forcibly […]

Cybereason – We’ve Discovered A Vaccination That Disables The NotPetya Ransomware

Update: We’ve discovered a vaccination that disables the NotPetya ransomware.  Cybereason Principal Security Researcher Amit Serper discovered a work around solution that disables the NotPetya ransomware that wreaked havoc in Europe on Tuesday. To activate the vaccination mechanisms users must locate the C:\Windows\ folder and create a file named perfc, with no extension name. This should kill the application before it begins encrypting files. […]