Ransomware attack

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Found 27th Jun 2017
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The 'Petya' cyber attack is affecting major companies around the world.

The ransomware, which is being likened to WannaCry, which crippled the NHS in May, initially attacked businesses in Ukraine, but has spread to more countries, including Russia and the UK.

It's locking users out of their computers, and demanding a payment of $300 in Bitcoin from them.

However, experts have warned against paying the ransom, as doing so could encourage similar attacks in the future.

These are the companies and organisations that have confirmed they've been affected by the Petya attack.

Rosneft

Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft said its servers had been hit been a large-scale cyber attack but its oil production was unaffected.

A.P. Moller-Maersk

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped globally, said a cyber attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

Maersk’s port operator APM Terminals was also hit. Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reported that 17 shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals had been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world.

WPP

Britain’s WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said computer systems within several of its agencies had been hit by a suspected cyber attack.

Merck & Co.

Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. said in a tweet its computer network was compromised as part of a global hack.

Russian Banks

Russia’s central bank said there had been “computer attacks” on Russian banks and that in isolated cases their IT systems had been infected.

All Russian branches of Home Credit consumer lender are closed because of a cyber attack, an employee of a Home Credit call centre in Russia said.

Ukrainian Banks, Power Grid

A number of Ukrainian banks and companies, including the state power distributor, were hit by a cyber attack that disrupted some operations, the Ukrainian central bank said.

Ukrainian International Airport

Yevhen Dykhne, director of the capital’s Boryspil Airport, said it had been hit. “In connection with the irregular situation, some flight delays are possible,” Dykhne said in a post on Facebook.

Saint Gobain

French construction materials company Saint Gobain said it had been a victim of a cyber attack, and it had isolated its computer systems to protect data.

Deutsche Post

German postal and logistics company Deutsche Post said systems of its Express division in the Ukraine have in part been affected by a cyber attack.

Metro

Germany’s Metro said its wholesale stores in the Ukraine had been hit by a cyber attack and the retailer was assessing the impact.

Mondelez International

Food company Mondelez International said employees in different regions were experiencing technical problems but it was unclear whether this was due to a cyber attack.

Evraz

Russian steelmaker Evraz said its information systems had been hit by a cyber attack but its output was not affected.

Norway

A ransomware cyber attack is taking place in Norway and is affecting an unnamed international company, says the Nordic country’s national security authority.

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Fair play to them I say in a way as so many companies are ridiculously poor when it comes to cyber security and disaster recovery.

I work for the market leader in our industry which is also part of one of the top 10 worldwide organisations and our backups are done to a NAS drive located in the very same room!?!

Unfortunately we seem to now live in a reactive society instead of preventative and it doesn't help that a lot of people high up in companies really don't understand cyber security or modern day technology at all!
Towelie

Fair play to them I say in a way as so many companies are ridiculously … Fair play to them I say in a way as so many companies are ridiculously poor when it comes to cyber security and disaster recovery. I work for the market leader in our industry which is also part of one of the top 10 worldwide organisations and our backups are done to a NAS drive located in the very same room!?! Unfortunately we seem to now live in a reactive society instead of preventative and it doesn't help that a lot of people high up in companies really don't understand cyber security or modern day technology at all!


Don't care - what waffle!
Towelie

Fair play to them I say in a way as so many companies are ridiculously … Fair play to them I say in a way as so many companies are ridiculously poor when it comes to cyber security and disaster recovery. I work for the market leader in our industry which is also part of one of the top 10 worldwide organisations and our backups are done to a NAS drive located in the very same room!?! Unfortunately we seem to now live in a reactive society instead of preventative and it doesn't help that a lot of people high up in companies really don't understand cyber security or modern day technology at all!


Would you be happy if their offices were broken into too??
I'm getting a bit fed up with all this blinkin internet crap.

It was great fun to begin with, but now it's bringing all sorts of problems.

Someone mentioned preventative action rather than reactive - and they're quite right - surely by now we should all know something of human nature and what peeps are most likely to do with stuff like this?

Also, this stuff about Google preventing consumers from accessing the best prices is quite concerning, but also something that should have been expected.


We're far too trusting and easily conned, that's our problem.
tryn2help

I'm getting a bit fed up with all this blinkin internet crap.It was great … I'm getting a bit fed up with all this blinkin internet crap.It was great fun to begin with, but now it's bringing all sorts of problems.Someone mentioned preventative action rather than reactive - and they're quite right - surely by now we should all know something of human nature and what peeps are most likely to do with stuff like this?Also, this stuff about Google preventing consumers from accessing the best prices is quite concerning, but also something that should have been expected.We're far too trusting and easily conned, that's our problem.


I haven't been conned because I use a deals website which just shows me all the good deals which are voted popular! (_;)
davewave

I haven't been conned because I use a deals website which just shows me … I haven't been conned because I use a deals website which just shows me all the good deals which are voted popular! (_;)


And you can't pull the wool over a sheep's eyes oO
rogparki

And you can't pull the wool over a sheep's eyes oO


yeah whichever one is hot is the best deal!!
There seems to be a trend of a lot of companies logging into porn and warez sites. Must be all those flash upgrade popups, filthy pervs

Joking aside these muppets need to stop using their work machines as their home computer. I would state a got 70% of these cases is caused by someone doing something they should be.
You can pick up something nasty just by innocently browsing the web. In the last week I was on the Telegraph website and searching Ebay when the whole page jumped to a "Critical Chrome Update" fake page without me clicking anything, hovering over the download icon it obviously wasn't from Google wanting me to download a .zip file.
freakstyler8 m ago

You can pick up something nasty just by innocently browsing the web. In …You can pick up something nasty just by innocently browsing the web. In the last week I was on the Telegraph website and searching Ebay when the whole page jumped to a "Critical Chrome Update" fake page without me clicking anything, hovering over the download icon it obviously wasn't from Google wanting me to download a .zip file.


Probably eBay , dodgy people have started coding spam into their templates. Hence then turning off certain features for a while.
catbeans

Probably eBay , dodgy people have started coding spam into their … Probably eBay , dodgy people have started coding spam into their templates. Hence then turning off certain features for a while.



It actually happened twice both on Ebay and the Telegraph with no other tabs open and on two separate computers. It seemed to coincide with Add's loading on the Telegraph.
freakstyler

You can pick up something nasty just by innocently browsing the web. In … You can pick up something nasty just by innocently browsing the web. In the last week I was on the Telegraph website and searching Ebay when the whole page jumped to a "Critical Chrome Update" fake page without me clicking anything, hovering over the download icon it obviously wasn't from Google wanting me to download a .zip file.


Spot on.

I've had some of that nonsense on several occasions on the most unexpected web sites; peeps say you'll be ok so long as you don't go to 'dodgy' websites - rubbish - it can hit you on almost any website.

davewave

I haven't been conned because I use a deals website which just shows me … I haven't been conned because I use a deals website which just shows me all the good deals which are voted popular! (_;)



​Can you provide a link for this website?

Sounds too good to be true!
Dawsy

Can you provide a link for this website? :pSounds too good to be true!


They wouldn't allow that.
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davewave

yeah whichever one is hot is the best deal!!



99 loot box using an affiliate link obviously
the new aircraft carrier is allegedly using XP, imagine that being hacked.

wired.co.uk/art…-xp

other news sources are available.
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