Author Topic: Thieves steal Petya ransomware then use it for free  (Read 19 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Scarlett

  • Updates Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 22996
Thieves steal Petya ransomware then use it for free
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 10:12:05 PM »
Thieves steal Petya ransomware then use it for free
14 March 2017, 8:57 pm

Crooks are stealing code from the purveyors of Petya ransomware and using it to extort money from innocent victims, stiffing the creators of the malware out of the cut they are supposed to get.

Rather than following the rules of licensing Petya, another criminal group is stealing and modifying the ransomware so they can use it without paying, according to the SecureList blog by researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

+More on Network World: DARPA fortifies early warning system for power-grid cyber assault+

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Source: Network World Security

>> To obtain the full NetworkWorld Security article, click the link in the first post line <<


Except where otherwise stated, all content, graphics, banners and images included © 2006 - 2018 Smokey Services™ -- All rights reserved
Design board graphics, banners and images by DSTM & PseFrank

This site does not store profiling-, tracking-, third-party and/or any other non-essential cookie(s) on client computers and is fully compliant with the EU ePrivacy Directive
Smokey's does not use any Web Analytics/Analysis Service, and also does not use any browser fingerprinting techniques

Smokey's also provides free fully qualified Log / Malware Analysis & Removal Help and System Health Checks