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Petya ransomware overwrites MBRs, locking users out of their computers

Lucian Constantin | March 29, 2016
The ransomware is distributed by emails masquerading as job applications.

For now, the Petya spam campaign was seen targeting companies from Germany, but there's no guarantee that it will remain localized. In fact most ransomware attacks begin in a country or region and then grow to a global scale as the attackers gain more resources.

 

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