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ExPetr/Petya/NotPetya is a Wiper, Not Ransomware

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ExPetr/Petya/NotPetya is a Wiper, Not Ransomware

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After an analysis of the encryption routine of the malware used in the Petya/ExPetr attacks, we have thought that the threat actor cannot decrypt victims’ disk, even if a payment was made.

This supports the theory that this malware campaign was not designed as a ransomware attack for financial gain. Instead, it appears it was designed as a wiper pretending to be ransomware.

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