Petya- New Ransomware Infecting Worldwide Computers Now
Just few hours ago several business and users from the Worldwide have reported that they have been infected by an new variant of ransomware. Users who are infected have shared image of the infected system on Twitter and other social media.
A infected system displays red text on a black background, and demands $300 worth of bitcoin.
"If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible, because they are encrypted," the text reads, according to one of the photos. "Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but don't waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service."
EternalBlue is the same exploit used in the WannaCry attacks, it takes advantage of a vulnerability in the SMB data-transfer protocol, and Microsoft has since patched the issue. However, whether customers apply that patch is another matter.