Petya Pronunciation

Petya Description

A new strain of the Petya ransomware started propagating on June 27, 2017, infecting many organizations.

Similar to WannaCry, Petya uses the EternalBlue exploit as one of the means to propagate itself.

Petya has been in existence since 2016. It differs from typical ransomware as it doesn’t just encrypt files, it also overwrites and encrypts the master boot record (MBR).