Petya (Petwrap) Ransomware Attack

There is another major ransomware attack named "Petya" which is spreading quickly and affecting various countries globally. Ransomware is a malicious malware, which typically restricts users' access to machine until a said ransom is paid to get the key and unlock it.

Petya ransomware reboots victim's computer, encrypts master file table including rendering the master boot records (MBR) of infected Windows computer, thus making the affected computer unusable. Present reports indicate that the ransomware exploit vulnerabilities in Server Message Block (SMB).

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