Security researcher finds way to generate decryption key of HDD bricking Petya ransomware

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We’ve just posted the following news: Security researcher finds way to generate decryption key of HDD bricking Petya ransomware[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/03/petya_figure1-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

The Petya ransomware which makes HDDs inaccessible all over the world has been cracked by a security researcher. By entering some information on a website the HDD can be made accessible again.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/security-researcher-finds-way-generate-decryption-key-hdd-bricking-petya-ransomware-79100/](http://www.myce.com/news/security-researcher-finds-way-generate-decryption-key-hdd-bricking-petya-ransomware-79100/)

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#2

:clap: :iagree:

Still… “…emails to companies with a link to a file Dropbox” - Individuals ok, but companies? I’d say they need to school their employees, the sooner the better.


#3

Wells as I say STUPID Does Stupid Says…do stupid things and you get nailed…


#4

Wait, this malware encrypts the MFT? The last myce.com article said it encrypts the MBR. In that case, I suppose it doesn’t matter whether the victim has a MBR or GPT. Either way, the lesson here is to be careful what you download, especially when you are downloading something from a filesharing website. That goes triple if the file is executable.