The Effect of Ransomware After The Investigation

Ransomware. It’s a word that has become interwoven into the fabric of global corporate, business and legal vernacular. The threat is briefed to executive leadership teams during security update calls and to boards of directors during quarterly earnings calls. Its risks are part of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy planning and are specifically identified in cyber insurance coverage policies with exclusions and sub-limits. And an entire industry exists around threat intelligence, in which the proverbial…
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Petya Ransomware Recap

Twitter, news media, and malware researchers were busy the past 30 hours as news of a ransomware variant being identified as Petya (NotPetya) was leveraging ETERNALBLUE to spread similar to how WannaCry ransomware had spread back in May 2017.  While variants of Petya have been seen going back a few months to include code similarities shared with Petrwrap and GoldenEye/Mischa ransomware strains, this quickly spreading variant leveraged a different attack than WannaCry in that it…
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