Attacking the Master Boot Record featuring Petya

Ransomware Roundup

Some ransomware variants go after the master boot record (MBR) of Windows machines to encourage ransom payouts by blocking access to local backups. See how MBR-attacking ransomware works and how to stop it.

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’s Master Boot Record (MBR) protection prevents full and partial disk encryption that can make restoration from backups impossible.