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Petwrap, WannaCry again Hackers strike across Europe, India not affected

Petwrap, WannaCry again? Hackers strike across Europe, India not affected

India’s cyber security agency has yet to receive any reports of a latest ransomware attack hitting computers there, its boss told Reuters on Tuesday, after a Swiss government agency identified India as one of the main victims.

Sanjay Bahl of the New Delhi-based Computer Emergency Response Team said he was monitoring the situation.

The ransomware that took the world by surprise on Tuesday has already locked about 2,000 computers across the globe including countries like UK, Russia, the Netherlands France and Ukraine, Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow based cyber security firm said.

Kaspersky also claimed that the malware may not be Petwrap, believed to be an advanced version of an old ransomware known as Petya, but could be entirely a new malware. “Our preliminary findings suggest that it is not a variant of Petya ransomware as publically reported, but a new ransomware that has not been seen before. That is why we have named it NotPetya,” Kaspersky said.
“The company’s telemetry data indicates around 2,000 attacked users so far. Organizations in Russia and the Ukraine are the most affected, and we have also registered hits in Poland, Italy, the UK, Germany, France, the US and several other countries,” Kaspersky said in a statement.

This appears to be a complex attack which involves several attack vectors. We can confirm that a modified EternalBlue exploit is used for propagation at least within the corporate network. Kaspersky Lab detects the threat as UDS:DangeroundObject.Multi.Generic, the statement added.

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