An outbreak of ransomware, referred to as Petrwrap is impacting organizations globally
Another major ransomware attack occurred yesterday and is impacting organizations across the globe. With developments and news continuing to unfold, we want to share an overview of what we know thus far about this ransomware, which has been referred to as Petrwrap.
In summary, the Petrwrap ransomware is designed to encrypt the NTFS file system of an infected Windows system, denying users access to data. It will also replace the master boot record of the computer with code to display a ransom demand for $300 in bitcoins. The ransomware is designed to spread aggressively within local network environments.
KPMG is committed to helping you understand, prioritize and manage your cyber security risks. We continue to assess the impact of Petrwrap ransomware and will keep you apprised on any critical developments. Please reach out to Yassir Bellout with any questions or concerns, or visit our Cyber Services page. As always, please be extra vigilant with unsolicited emails and notify your IT helpdesk if you receive any suspicious emails.