The Petya Ransomware – A Master Boot Record Infection

This video will explain how the Petya Ransomware affects your computer. This ransomware is different than the others that are currently being distributed as it targets the master boot record of the victim’s hard drive. This allows it to show a ransom note before Windows starts.

Note that restoring the MBR will not fix this as the hard drive will still be encrypted. Please wait till Petya is analyzed further in the event that it can be decrypted.

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Author: WITS Curators

Bo Washington is a Certified Computer Specialist and the owner and operator of Washington IT Solutions, a local Bartlesville computer repair company. He has been fixing computers since the late 90’s and has clocked up thousands of hours performing hardware upgrades, system builds, software installations, virus and spyware removal using the most up to date techniques and general computer services.

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