Russian Banks keep on Getting Targeted with Petya and WannaCry Malware
Russia's Central Bank is continuously receiving reports from the country's banks about malware namely Petya and WannaCry targeting them, states the bank regulator on its portal.
The attacks have led to cases of individual malware infections, says the Central Bank adding that although the outcomes of the malware incidences have been removed fast still more cases are getting reported.
On 27th June, a security agency named Group-IB that handles cyber-crimes' deterrence and investigation stated that the Petya ransomware attacked the companies such as Mars, Bashneft, Rosneft, Mondelez International and Nivea. Petya locks PC-files and subsequently demands a $300 ransom to be paid in Bitcoins for regaining the lost files.
Russia and Ukraine seemed to be most affected with the ransom software - malware which encrypts data files such that the encryption can't be cracked followed with demanding huge fees in return of releasing the files. Within USA, the businesses affected with the malware were Mondelez International, company that owns the Nabisco and Oreo food brands, and Merck the drug manufacturer.
With the passing of the day, the attacks' speed seemed to slowdown, partly because the malicious software seemed as requiring PC-networks to have direct contact among them, an issue which may've lowered its dissemination within regions having lesser number of connections with Ukraine. Startribune.com posted this, June 27, 2017.
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