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Virus-extortionist “Peter” massively attacked Windows computers Russian and Ukrainian companies

On Tuesday, the virus-cryptographer Petya attacked dozens of Russian and Ukrainian companies, according to research company. Among the victims, “Rosneft”, “Bashneft”, shops “Auchan”, Mars, TESA, Nivea, Mondelez International (maker of chocolate Alpen Gold). In total has suffered more than 80 companies

The Windows virus locks computers and demands a ransom of $300 in bitcoins. A large-scale attack on the Russian and Ukrainian companies was recorded around 14:00 GMT. In the message of Group-IB says that the virus is spreading in local network the same as a known virus WannaCry.

The press service of Mars in Russia reported that the attack was only the brand animal feed Royal Canin, and not the whole company. The Royal Canin representative confirmed the existence of difficulties with the IT systems unit.

In Rosneft said that due to a hacker attack, the company switched to a backup system management. The “extraction and processing of oil was not stopped.”

According to “Kaspersky Lab”, the virus-cryptographer Petya.Uses A fake electronic signature Microsoft. The technology of electronic signature code is used to indicate to the user that the program is developed by a trusted author and ensures that will not harm. In “Kaspersky Lab” believe that the virus was created by 18 June 2017.

Hardest-hit Ukraine

According to experts, the virus is the Trojan attacked the computers of the government of Ukraine, PrivatBank, mobile operators Kyivstar, LifeCell, “Ukrtelecom”. A computer infection is manifested in the refusal of work. After a reboot the screen shows black screen with text-the requirement to pay extortionists in exchange for obtaining access to information.

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The virus has caused failure in work of the Kiev metro: passengers can pay fares with Bank cards.

“Airport “Boryspil”, presumably, also has undergone to hacker attack,” according to Group-IB. Victims of cyber attacks also were the Ukrainian company “Zaporizhiaoblenergo”, “Dniproenergo” and “Dnieper electric power system,” – experts say.

The last time a major attack on computer systems of Russian companies and government agencies were recorded on 12 may. The attack was part of a massive operation of unknown hackers, who, with the help of the virus WannaCry “attacked” on computers with Windows operating system in 74 countries. Worldwide has committed 45,000 cyber attacks using malware-ransomware, with the greatest number of attempted infections were recorded in Russia.

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