Petya


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Petya

Ransomware that infected Windows computers. Named after a plot in the 1995 James Bond film Golden Eye, Petya was unleashed in an email attachment in 2016. Unlike other ransomware that encrypts the hard drive, Petya installs its own boot record and encrypts the file table. See NotPetya.
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Computers were infected with the Petya ransomware virus and displayed a message on the screen demanding payment in cryptocurrency.
For Petya Svetozarova Atanasova, contact Nicosia police at 22 802 222.
CITY Centre Rotana Doha, in collaboration with the Bulgarian embassy in Qatar is hosting an art gallery for Bulgarian artist Petya Ilieva titled 'Bulgarian Folk Motifs'.
Bulgarian ambassador Metin Kazak (fifth from right) and artist Petya Ilieva (third from right) with other dignitaries.
City Centre Rotana Doha in collaboration with the Bulgarian embassy in the State of Qatar will host the art gallery for the renowned Bulgarian artist Petya Ilieva titled "Bulgarian Folk Motifs" from May 1 -- 6, 2018 at its upscale and award-winning restaurant "Teatro".
Cyber security firm FireEye has said it found links between a Russian-based hacking group, Sandworm Team, and the Petya ransomware attack that crippled IT systems globally last year.
In June, for instance, the Danish shipping company Maersk was targeted with the Petya ransomware virus.
The WannaCry attackers demanded (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/15/dont-pay-ransomware-demands-cybersecurity-experts-say-wannacry) between $300 and $600  per computer; the Petya ransomware (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/28/ransomware-cyberattack-petya-bitcoin-payment.html) wanted $300 in bitcoins  before providing a code that would let victims decrypt their data.
Modern ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya has been supercharged by leaks of previously classified hacking techniques and can inflict a wide range of damages such as loss of data, business interruption, property damage and reputational harm.
Despite industry warnings issued after the Petya, and not-Petya outbreaks earlier this year, this variant-which spreads laterally using SMB shares-could be blocked by denying the communication channel ports 137, 138, 139 and 445 on a firewall.
Propagation of another ransomware called Petya was also reported since 27 June 2017.