1.    27 Jun 2017 #1
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    Petya Attack.


    There is a new pain in the neck in the wild.

    Last month it was the “WannaCry” virus wreaking havoc over the internet, and now this week another ransomware exploit is rapidly expanding across Europe and the Ukraine especially. The new variant, dubbed “Petya,” uses the same SMBv1 exploit that WannaCry uses to rapidly replicate throughout network systems, but holds infected computers hostage in a significantly different way.
    This link will show steps to avoid getting hit.

    Petya ransomware running rampant: how to turn off SMBv1 in Windows to make sure youre safe | On MSFT

    Henry.
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  2.    27 Jun 2017 #2
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    "Kaspersky Lab analysts say new attacks are not a variant of Petya ransomware as publicly reported, but a new ransomware they call NotPetya."

    https://twitter.com/HowellONeill/sta...s-the-world%2F
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  3.    27 Jun 2017 #3
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  4.    28 Jun 2017 #4
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    PETRA(NotPetya) Vaccine June 2017


    Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

    How to Enable the NotPetya/Petna/Petya Vaccine

    To vaccinate your computer so that you are unable to get infected with the current strain of NotPetya/Petya/Petna (yeah, this naming is annoying), simply create a file called perfc in the C:\Windows folder and make it read only. For those who want a quick and easy way to perform this task, Lawrence Abrams has created a batch file that performs this step for you.
    This batch file can be found at: https://download.bleepingcomputer.co...nopetyavac.bat
    For those who wish to vaccinate their computer manually, you can so using the following steps. Please note that these steps are being created to make it as easy as possible for those with little computer experience. For those who have greater experience, you can do it in quite a few, and probably better, ways.
    First, configure Windows to show file extensions. For those who do not know how to do this, you can use this guide. Just make sure the Folder Options setting for Hide extensions for known file types is unchecked like below.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 28 Jun 2017 at 02:57. Reason: added title for search purposes
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  5.    28 Jun 2017 #5

    A sure way against ransomware is to keep regular backups.
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  6.    28 Jun 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    A sure way against ransomware is to keep regular backups.
    But on an external disk, not one in the PC, or if you use one, your NAS, or actually any network drive, or cloud drive.
    Totally offline & disconnected from the PC.
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  7.    28 Jun 2017 #7

    I totally agree with you Cliff. I am fortunate enough to own a NAS, but not everyone can either afford one or knows they even exist. At the very least people should back up to an external drive and then unplug it.
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  8.    28 Jun 2017 #8
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    I say backup to 2 externals, and keep one offsite. My sister's house burned to the ground. A buddy was robbed and they took all of his computer gear, including his backups.
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