Didn’t get your Oreo cookie shipment? Last month’s global cyber attack may be to blame

More and more details are emerging of the financial impact that last month’s malware attack has had on major businesses.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Firms that didn’t patch and enabled local admin rights continue to suffer post cyber-attack

Just because a malware outbreak has begun to fade away from the newspaper headlines, doesn’t mean your troubles are over. Many firms can continue to suffer long afterwards.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

Petya ransomware developer releases master decryption key, giving hope for victims

The original developer of the Petya ransomware has released a master decryption key that works for all prevision versions of its enciphering creation.

But before you get too excited, it doesn’t work for NotPetya…

David Bisson reports.

Last month’s malware outbreak cost this household company £100 million

The household goods manufacturer of such famous products as Nurofen painkillers, Durex condoms, Dettol, and Harpic, has warned that it was hit hard by the June 27th global malware outbreak which struck power plants, airports, and government agencies in Ukraine before spreading to other multinational firms.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #031: Petya (don’t know the name of this ransomware)

Another major ransomware outbreak rattles the world – but no-one can decide what it’s called, the danger posed to driverless cars by kangaroos, and do you really want an Amazon Echo Show?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest David Bisson.

Global ransomware outbreak hits organisations hard

There are multiple reports from countries around the world that their computers have been hit by ransomware.

The hacker’s guide to boosting your ransomware’s brand

Janus Cybercrime Solutions are the outfit behind the notorious Petya and Mischa ransomware business.

And, it seems, they’re keen on building their brand.

David Bisson reports.

Petya, Mischa ransomware-as-a-service affiliate system goes live

The developers of Petya and Mischa ransomware have officially made their malicious software affiliate scheme open to the public.

David Bisson reports.

Infected by Petya ransomware? Use this tool to unlock your files… for now

A researcher has developed a tool that allows victims infected with the Petya ransomware to unlock their files for free – at least for the time being.

David Bisson reports.

Petya ransomware goes for broke and encrypts hard drive Master File Tables

A new strain of ransomware encrypts infected PC’s Master File Table, thereby essentially locking a victim out of all of their files.

David Bisson reports.