Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak
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Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper has found a way to prevent the Petya (NotPetya/SortaPetya/Petna) ransomware from infecting computers.

The ransomware has been wreaking havoc across the globe today, locking hard drive MFT and MBR sections and preventing computers from booting. Unless victims opted to pay a ransom (which is now pointless and not recommended), there was no way to recover their systems.

In the first hours of the attack, researchers believed this new ransomware…. read full article