Petya Ransomeware Global Attack 6/27/2017

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This is a post about the Petya Ransomeware that is attacking systems worldwide today, published by Wordfence.

The ransomware has been dubbed “Petya.” It is exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office when handling RTF documents (CVE-2017-0199). It also exploits a vulnerability in SMBv1 which is the Microsoft file-sharing protocol. This second vulnerability is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS17-010.

If you have not done so already, you should immediately install the MS17-010 patch from Microsoft.

PSA: Petya Ransomware Affecting Critical Systems Globally: Here’s What to Do.

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