Virus-extortionist Petya reached Asia

Virus-extortionist Petya reached Asia

Moscow. June 28. INTERFAX.RU — Virus-extortionist Petya propagating in a similar way with malicious cryptographer WannaCry and has already hit the computers of companies, port operators and governmental structures of the USA and Europe, reached Asia. About it reports Bloomberg.

In the result of a cyber attack is out of order management system freight traffic of India’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru, which is operated by A. P. Moller-Maersk, reported the Ministry of transport of the country. The system does not recognize the identity of the goods.

There are signs that the virus is starting to spread in China, but significant failures have been identified, said Zhang Wenbin, chief specialist of information security Qihoo 360 Technology Co.

Experts ESET virus lab on Tuesday said that the spread of malware-ransomware Petya began with Ukraine. This same country most affected by cyber attacks, the report said. The ten countries that are more sensitive just touched a virus that also included Italy, Israel, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Argentina, Czech Republic and Germany. Russia was in 14th place.

In Russia large-scale hacker attack servers of Rosneft and Bashneft, Evraz steel company and a number of smaller companies.

A cyber attack reported and foreign companies, including British advertising group WPP, Spanish representation of one of the world’s largest law firms DLA Piper and food giant Mondelez. Among the victims is also the French manufacturer of building materials Cie. de Saint-Gobain, the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. in the United States and an unnamed Norwegian company — her message quoting the security services.

According to estimates, “Kaspersky Lab”, extortion suffered more than 2 thousand users.

Symptoms of the virus were also recorded in Poland, Italy, UK, Germany, France, USA.

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The Executive Director of Europol Rob Wainwright said that the Agency urgently reviews all reports of new cyber attack.

Experts believe that the malware uses the same vulnerability as the virus WannaCry that brought down thousands of servers worldwide last month.

“It seems that this kind of malicious software, which appeared last year,” said BBC is a specialist in the field of computer security, Professor Alan Woodward.

A representative of the firm Recorded Future, which specializes in computer security, told the BBC that over the last 12 months on many forums I have seen malicious software, on sale for only $28.