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Complex Petya-Like Ransomware Outbreak Worse than WannaCry

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Jun
2017
Complex Petya-Like Ransomware Outbreak Worse than WannaCry

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The attackers behind today’s global ransomware outbreak are spreading the malware using a modified version of the leaked NSA EternalBlue exploit and two Windows utilities to move laterally on local networks, adding layers of complexity to this attack to where it could dwarf WannaCry in short order.

Unlike WannaCry, this new ransomware sample contains no killswitch and is burrowing through corporate networks and endpoints, forcing workers at a number of locations to pull their machines from the internet.

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