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Title: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: anthoniusii on June 27, 2017, 05:23:57 PM
Few hours ago new cyperattacks with ransomware is under development:
(http://img.koutipandoras.gr/unsafe/smart/http://assets.koutipandoras.gr/kouti/imagegrid/2017/06/27/5952674a1dc52438548b46b1.PNG)
(http://img.koutipandoras.gr/unsafe/smart/http://assets.koutipandoras.gr/kouti/imagegrid/2017/06/27/595267641dc524cc798b45b6.jpg)
Some claim that its a new version of Petya...The attacks hit several countries and spread out.
Is Avast aware of this?
 
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 27, 2017, 05:29:59 PM
Ofcourse avast knows about it and likely even before the press did.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: anthoniusii on June 27, 2017, 05:44:45 PM
Is there any chance that we -the free Avast users- may be covered against it or atleast find and trace of it by ussing scans or we must buy the premium version ONLY?
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 27, 2017, 06:26:30 PM
Avast is detecting this ransomware just fine from my test.So all users even free of course are protected.
MD5 71b6a493388e7d0b40c83ce903bc6b04
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 27, 2017, 06:34:03 PM
https://virustotal.com/en/file/027cc450ef5f8c5f653329641ec1fed91f694e0d229928963b30f6b0d7d3a745/analysis/
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 27, 2017, 06:39:35 PM
https://virustotal.com/en/file/027cc450ef5f8c5f653329641ec1fed91f694e0d229928963b30f6b0d7d3a745/analysis/

FYI,VT is outdated on Avast detection.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Infratech Solutions on June 27, 2017, 07:09:48 PM
https://blog.avast.com/petya-based-ransomware-using-eternalblue-to-infect-computers-around-the-world
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: cristianojgm on June 27, 2017, 07:47:29 PM
https://virustotal.com/en/file/027cc450ef5f8c5f653329641ec1fed91f694e0d229928963b30f6b0d7d3a745/analysis/

FYI,VT is outdated on Avast detection.

Avast does not detect in the scan, but when it tries to run the file it detects it as malware. Why does this occur?
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Pondus on June 27, 2017, 07:51:33 PM
https://virustotal.com/en/file/027cc450ef5f8c5f653329641ec1fed91f694e0d229928963b30f6b0d7d3a745/analysis/

FYI,VT is outdated on Avast detection.

Avast does not detect in the scan, but when it tries to run the file it detects it as malware. Why does this occur?
Behavioral Detection   http://itstillworks.com/behavioral-vs-heuristic-antivirus-3122.html

Wiki    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software


Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 28, 2017, 08:13:24 AM
I wrote a analysis of the malware on MT if anyone is interested::
https://malwaretips.com/threads/analysis-of-petwrap-ransomware.73035/

I am not sure what the OP means but avast detects the threat even on demand.It's the normal malware-gen detection (auto-detected by AI I assume)  :)
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 28, 2017, 08:22:40 AM
Not very helpful posting a link to a site where you have to login in order to read the post.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 28, 2017, 09:07:50 AM
India is hit pretty bad:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/indian-companies-and-government-institutions-hit-by-massive-global-cyber-attack/articleshow/58660902.cms

"The leading cyber-security firm Avast has said that it had seen 75,000 cases of ransomware and its variants around the globe at last count. "  8)

@Eddy Can you suggest a better place for me to post a analysis?  :)

Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 28, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
Sure, this webboard in the viruses and worms forum  ;)
or any other place where people don't have to become a member in order to see it.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: John712 on June 28, 2017, 11:06:20 AM
Ofcourse avast knows about it and likely even before the press did.

Ofcourse avast knows ..., like some sort of God????
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 28, 2017, 11:10:26 AM
No, because they are doing their job.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Asyn on June 28, 2017, 11:20:13 AM
Ofcourse avast knows about it and likely even before the press did.
Ofcourse avast knows ..., like some sort of God????
Follow the link in Reply #6.
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: John712 on June 28, 2017, 10:58:13 PM
Ofcourse avast knows about it and likely even before the press did.
Ofcourse avast knows ..., like some sort of God????
Follow the link in Reply #6.

Show me a link from any antivirus software which says that [that specific antivirus] will not protect you against the latest ransomware...
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: John712 on June 28, 2017, 10:59:09 PM
And the other developers are sleeping....
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: Eddy on June 28, 2017, 11:00:50 PM
Quote
Show me a link from any antivirus software which says that [that specific antivirus] will not protect you against the latest ransomware...
And i will show you a honest politician ;D
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 29, 2017, 06:42:12 PM
Sure, this webboard in the viruses and worms forum  ;)
or any other place where people don't have to become a member in order to see it.

I might actually post it in the forum then.  :)
Title: Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
Post by: TrueIndian on June 29, 2017, 06:52:35 PM
Here ya go guys:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=204785.msg1404923#msg1404923