Petya Ransomware Outbreak

Stop Petya with Intercept X – Try it for Free

Stop Petya with Intercept X – Try for Free

What is Petya Ransomware?

A new variant of the Petya ransomware (also called PetrWrap or GoldenEye) is behind a massive outbreak that spread across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. It also includes the EternalBlue exploit to propagate inside a targeted network.

For the latest information about how to stay protected,
refer to the Sophos Knowledge Base article.

For additional information on this attack
see the Naked Security blog.


How Do I Stay Protected?

1. Ensure systems have the latest patches, including the one in Microsoft’s MS17-010 bulletin.

2. Consider blocking the Microsoft psexec tool from running on users’ computers using a product such as Sophos Endpoint Protection.

3. Back up regularly and keep a recent backup copy off-site.

4. Avoid opening attachments in emails from unknown recipients.

5. Download the free trial of Sophos Intercept X.

6. For home (non-business) users, register for the free Sophos Home Premium Beta, which adds advanced protection from ransomware.

How Sophos Protects Against
Petya Ransomware

How Sophos Protects Against WannaCry Ransomware

Intercept X Is the Most Advanced
Ransomware Protection Available

The proven CryptoGuard capabilities in Sophos Intercept X block ransomware as soon as it starts trying to encrypt your files, returning data to its original state. Intercept X:

  • Protects endpoints from ransomware attacks
  • Automatically rolls back encrypted file changes with no data loss
  • Stops both local and remote file encryption

Know Your Enemy

Ransomware is a $1 billion business that often evades traditional anti-malware. Learn what you're up against and how to stop it.

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Sophos Intercept X is proven to stop ransomware in its tracks, including all Wanna variants, by blocking the unauthorized encryption of files.

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    Emily Vandewater,
    IT Security Analyst, Flexible Systems
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    Partner, PA, Computer Connections
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    Managing Director, Foursys