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GoldenEye/Petya Attack Spreads Rapidly, Recalling WannaCry

On June 27, 2017, a large-scale attack using a variant of the ransomware family known as GoldenEye affected much of the world. In addition to encrypting files on the computer, this ransomware family is characterized by encrypting the MBR when it has permissions, thus blocking full access to the computer. The attack can almost be seen as a replica of the much
Publish At:2017-06-28 07:20 | Read:2063 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware News goldeneye PandaLabs petya Ransomware

Are You Hiring? GoldenEye Ransomware Wants to Meet Your HR Department

GoldenEye ransomware wants to interview with your company’s HR department, but it’s not interested in filling an open position.For this new campaign, GoldenEye has assumed a job application theme to target German speakers in companies’ HR departments. The authors of the ransomware, which is an updated form of Petya, know it’s part of
Publish At:2017-01-05 21:40 | Read:3076 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News GoldenEye HR macros Petya ransomware

Recent Spam Runs in Germany Show How Threats Intend to Stay in the Game

By Alice Decker, Jasen Sumalapao, and Gilber Sison In early December, GoldenEye ransomware  (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_GOLDENEYE.A) was observed targeting German-speaking users—particularly those belonging to the human resource department. GoldenEye, a relabeled version of the Petya (RANSOM_PETYA) and Mischa (RANSOM_MISCHA) ransomware combo, GoldenEy
Publish At:2016-12-30 08:05 | Read:2507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Ransomware Spam CERBER DRIDEX EMOTET GoldenEye Misch

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