The Juscutum Attorneys Association, a Ukrainian law firm, is rallying NotPetya victims to join a collective lawsuit against Intellect-Service LLC, the company behind the M.E.Doc accounting software, the point of origin of the NotPetya ransomware outbreak.
US pharmaceutics giant Merck was severely affected by the NotPetya ransomware outbreak that took place at the end of June, and the company is still struggling to restore all systems and resume normal operations, according to an 8-K report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
US-based and international courier delivery service FedEx admitted on Monday that some of its systems were significantly affected by the NotPetya ransomware, and some of the damage may be permanent.
Been a great week for victims, with decryptors coming out for BTCWare, Cryptomix, Executioner, and the release of the original Petya key. Otherwise, it has been a lot of NotPetya news and numerous smaller variants being released.
The author of the original Petya ransomware — a person/group going by the name of Janus Cybercrime Solutions — has released the master decryption key of all past Petya versions.
The person or group behind the NotPetya ransomware has made its first move since the outbreak that took place eight days ago.
On Friday, three cyber-security firms have come forward with reports or statements that link the NotPetya ransomware outbreak to a cyber-espionage group known for a large number of past cyber-attacks, such as the one on Ukraine's power grid in December 2015.
It has been another crazy week when it comes to ransomware due to the NotPetya outbreak. This ransomware/destructive malware played havok all over the world, but especially the Ukraine, when it was unleashed on Tuesday. Other than that, the rest of the ransomware news was basically small variants being developed or released.
The bandwagon of cyber-security firms claiming that NotPetya was meant for destructive purposes is getting more crowded by the day, with three new additions from Cisco Talos, F-Secure, and Malwarebytes.
A fourth ransomware campaign focused on Ukraine has surfaced today, following the same patterns seen in past ransomware campaigns that have been aimed at the country, such as XData, PScrypt, and the infamous NotPetya.
The NotPetya ransomware that encrypted and locked thousands of computers across the globe yesterday and today is, in reality, a disk wiper meant to sabotage and destroy computers, and not ransomware. This is the conclusion of two separate reports coming from Comae Technologies and Kaspersky Lab experts.
Last week, long before the Petya / NotPetya ransomware broke out, there was another ransomware campaign that targeted Ukrainian users with a vengeance.
Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper has found a way to prevent the Petya (NotPetya) ransomware from infecting computers.
Today's massive ransomware outbreak was caused by a malicious software update for M.E.Doc, a popular accounting software used by Ukrainian companies.
Posteo, the email provider where the Petya author is hosting an inbox to handle victims from today's massive ransomware outbreak, has announced that it shut down the crook's email account: email@example.com.
There are early signs of a new ransomware outbreak, currently affecting a large number of countries across the globe, such as the UK, Ukraine, India, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, and others.
Lots of news this week when it comes to ransomware. We have a Star Trek themed ransomware, new decryptors, lots of new crap ransomware, people modifying Petya for their own ends, and a new CryptoMix variant called Revenge. If your interested in ransomware, this week has a lot of news.
A heavily modified, but "unauthorized" version of the Petya ransomware has been seen by Kaspersky researchers used in targeted attacks on a small number of organizations.
A bunch of small ransomware variants were released, but we did have a new release of the Locky Osiris variant and the interesting Popcorn Time. To me the most interesting story is Popcorn Time as they offer victims the ability to get a free decryption key if they can get two other people infected and have them pay the ransom.
The author of the Petya-Mischa ransomware combo has returned with a new version that uses the name GoldenEye Ransomware, continuing the malware's James Bond theme.