It has arrived! Petya

Petya Ransomware

Supportedge have been monitoring this threat since 28 June 2017

Again None of our clients have reported this infection.

What is the danger to Supportedge’s clients?

This problem is an issue for Microsoft Windows systems only. The Petya attack starts by sending spam messages containing links to download a ZIP archive. The archive contains a malicious file and as well as a JPEG image. The file names are in German at this stage, the file names are made to look like resumes for job candidates, for this reason the main is HR staff in German-speaking countries.

Australia has not been hit by a wave of attacks. This attack uses the same exploit in Windows that was used to spread WannaCry virus. There are notable differences between Petya and WannaCry, the largest is, WannaCry had a kill switch, Petya does not! If you are infected by Petya Your computer becomes locked and held at ransom (no access to the operating system).

The top 5 countries that have been affected

  1. Germany
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Japan
  5. Russian Federation

What do I do to protect myself?

Call us, we will check your system and report the risk. If you’re a subscription client we have already checked your systems, you don’t need to do anything.

If you’re interested in self-checking your system and you don’t need our help you can find more information and procedures here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx As a part of your self-checks please also make sure to validate your backups.

Ask about our computer monitoring tool!

Not only will this software provide centralised and market-leading anti-virus protection, it will also conduct a thorough series of checks each and every morning before you start work. Checks include:

  • Your antivirus is up-to-date and protecting you from the latest threats online
  • Your disk space to ensure your system won’t crash and your workers aren’t left unproductive while you recover
  • Your hard disk and memory health to ensure your system is always in peak operating condition
  • Your Critical Event Logs to spot other developing problems that could cause downtime during the day.
  • Automated Operating System patch management

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References

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Downloads

Here are a list of downloads that you may find useful. Click on the icons below to download them. Never 10: The name “Never 10” is a bit of an overstatement, since this utility may also be used to easily re-enable Windows operating system automatic upgrading. But the primary reason for using this is to disable Windows’ pestering insistence upon upgrading Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10.  Visit GRC’s website. PeaZip Portable: PeaZip is a free archiver tool. The application provides an unified, natively portable, cross-platform file manager and archive manager GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.  Visit the PeaZip website. Immunet Free Antivirus: Unique in that for most situations you wouldn’t install two antivirus together, however Immunet is designed specifically to do just that.  Visit the Immunet website.   Cloud Station Drive 4: Sync files among your Synology NAS and computers.  Visit the Synology website. Carbonite Toolkit: Use this file to easily configure your Carbonite backup with file extensions that are not backed up by default. Also includes quick instructions for making sure you get the most comprehensive backup. Visit the Carbonite website. Foxit Reader 4.3.1.0323: Whether you’re a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, [&hellip


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