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Petya ransomware developer releases master decryption key.


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#1 techghost

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:05 PM

The original developer of the Petya ransomware has released a master decryption key that works for all prevision versions of its enciphering creation.
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https://www.grahamcluley.com/petya-ransomware-developer-releases-master-decryption-key-giving-hope-victims/



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

Grinler, the site owner of Bleeping Computer posted an article a few days ago.

Author of Original Petya Ransomware Publishes Master Decryption Key

This key can decrypt all ransomware families part of the Petya family except NotPetya...This list includes:
* First Petya ransomware version (flashed white skull on red background during boot-up screens)
* Second Petya version that also included Mischa ransomware (flashed green skull on black background during boot-up screens)
* Third Petya version, also known as GoldenEye ransomware (flashed yellow skull on black background during boot-up screens)

...The key will only help those victims who cloned their drives and saved a copy of the encrypted data.

...This key won't help NotPetya victims because the NotPetya ransomware was created by "pirating" the original Petya ransomware and modifying its behavior by a process called patching. NotPetya used a different encryption routine and was proven to have no connection to the original Petya...


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