Petya Bitcoin Ransomware Targets Enterprises

A new type of Bitcoin ransomware is making the rounds, albeit this version is doing something different entirely. Or to be more precise, Petya Bitcoin ransomware will block access to the entire hard drive, rather than target specific files or directories. This type of malware seems to be mainly infecting computers in the Benelux, although other parts of the world are not safe from harm either.

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Petya Bitcoin Ransomware Is Here

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One would come to expect it becomes much harder to distribute Bitcoin ransomware through traditional means, as most consumers and enterprises should be well aware of emails with suspicious attachments by now. But that does not seem to be the case, as this malware campaign is directly aimed at companies and job centers.

Rather than sending out an email with a dodgy Excel file, Petya Bitcoin ransomware is spreading through a job application email. In the email text is a dropbox link, which will download an executable file once a user clicks on it. Although no one should run executable files they do not know

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