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Ransomware Roundup: Attacking the Master Boot Record Featuring Petya

August 31, 2017 / Sean Blanton

Ransomware is innovating to spread faster, hit harder and increase its payout potential. New, unknown variants pop up daily, and many leverage non-malware techniques to evade traditional defenses.

Petya is a perfect example of how modern ransomware is evolving, using new techniques to attack the Master Boot Record on Windows machines to render restoration from local backups impossible.

Cb Defense, Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution, is able to detect this behavior and, in doing so, prevent the ransomware sample from completing its task.

In this video we show you what Petya looks like when it infects an endpoint, and how Cb Defense is able to prevent it and provide visibility into how Petya works.


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