Posts tagged Petya

Petya targets Windows OS and is distributed via email campaigns designed to look like the sender is seeking a job within the recipient’s company. The emails contain a link that leads the recipient to a self-extracting ransomware executable file named Bewerbungsmappe-gepackt.exe. Once this file is executed, Petya overwrites the hard drive’s Master Boot Record (MBR) which prevents the OS from loading and displays a blue screen.

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