NotPety is also known as Petya, Petna, ExPetr which just acts like ransomware but its not. The experts from the Kaspersky Lab and Comae Technologies have revealed from its source code, Found that the infected computers are not capable to recover the data.
In simple words, this can be stated as Data Wiper which just acts like ransomware. Though the act of not Petya is quite similar to wannacry by demanding $3oo worth bitcoins. But on the path it works is completely different.
The attacks first struck computers in Ukraine, crippling government offices, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, airports, public transportation and several firms, according to The Telegraph.
- Was NotPetya a ransomware?
- How does NotPetya work?
- What is Petya ransomware attack?
- How was WannaCry stopped?
So when your system is infected, In between the first 10-60 minutes of time, It forces to reboot your computer by shutdown.exe tool. While on turning-on the screen looks similar to the CHKDSK checkups.
Now the actual process starts here. Instead of checking the siles the ransomware encrypts all your data.
Now if your pc has a similar issue, Then forcibly turn off all the plugs and plug off the cables to turn the entire system off. Then boot up your computer with a live USB or Bootable Disc in order to backup all the data.
If the ransomware succeeds, It now encrypts the master files into NTFS partitions then overwrites the boot records with its custom bootloaders. On boot up, this displays the ransom note asking for $300 in Bitcoin and requests the victim send the Bitcoin details to the aforementioned now-defunct email address.
How to Protect From Ransomware?
- Back up all of your files regularly.
- Keep your computer up to date at all times.
- Use some form of up-to-date antivirus software.
- Always exercise caution when opening emails and attachments.
- Be Aware of the various threats that exist online.
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