Virus-extortionist Petya attacked Russian and Ukrainian companies
The objects of attack were the oil, telecommunications and financial institutions. The virus locks computers and demands $ 300 in bitcoins.
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. Virus ransomware Forex has caused large-scale attack on the oil, telecommunications and financial companies of Russia and Ukraine, told RIA Novosti in the company Group-IB, specializing in solutions for the early detection of cyber threats.
It locks computers and demands $ 300 in bitcoins. The attack occurred at about 14.00. Judging by the photos, this Cryptologic Petya. Method of distribution in the local network is the same virus WannaCry.The press service of the company Group-IB, specializing in solutions for the early detection of cyber threats
According to preliminary data, the virus affected network, “Bashneft” and “Rosneft”, and also Ukrainian companies, “Zaporozhyeoblenergo”, “Dniproenergo” and “Dnipro electric power system”.
“Mondelez International, Oschadbank, Mars, face, Nivea, TESA and others. Kyiv metro is also under attack. Attacked government computers in Ukraine, Auchan store, Ukrainian operators (Kyivstar, LifeCell, “Ukrtelecom”), PrivatBank. Airport “Borispol”, presumably also under attack,” — said the representative of the Group-IB.
The virus has caused failure in work of the Kiev metro: passengers can pay fares with Bank cards. In turn, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko said that the hacker attack suffered by all computers in the Cabinet.
Kyiv Boryspil international airport warned of possible flight delays.
“Today at the airport and in several large public sector enterprises contingency — spam-attack. Our IT services try joint efforts to resolve the situation,” wrote the acting Director of the airport Yevhen Dykhne on his page in Facebook.
News“Hack is for everyone”. It showed the cyber attack WannaCry
Informed about the attack on its servers reported “Rosneft”. The company noted that once switched to the backup control system production, thus avoiding stopping the production of oil.
WannaCry virus attacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide may 12. Then the hackers used a modified malicious program of the national security Agency USA: a tool of the intelligence services, known as eternal blue (“rich blue”), was combined with “an extortionist” WannaCry.