BadRabbit, a new version of NotPetya, also has an infector allowing for lateral movements. However, unlike NotPetya, it does not use EternalBlue and uses a website to drop its payload. We take a closer look at this new ransomware variant.
Last June 27, there was a huge outbreak of a Petya-esque malware with WannaCry-style infector in the Ukraine. Since there is still confusion about how exactly this malware is linked to the original Petya, we have prepared this small guide on the background of the Petya family.
The second quarter of 2017 left the security world wondering, “What the hell happened?” With leaks of government-created exploits being deployed against users in the wild, a continued sea of ransomware constantly threatening our ability to work online, and the lines between malware and potentially unwanted programs continuing to blur, every new incident was a wakeup call.In this report, we are going to discuss some of the most important trends, tactics, and attacks of Q2 2017, including an update on ransomware, what is going on with all these exploits, and a special look at all the breaches that happened this quarter.
As research concluded, the original author of Petya, Janus, was not involved in the latest attacks on Ukraine. As a result of the recent events, Janus released his private key, allowing all the victims of the previous Petya attacks, to get their files back.