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Offline anthoniusii

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New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:23:57 PM »
Few hours ago new cyperattacks with ransomware is under development:


Some claim that its a new version of Petya...The attacks hit several countries and spread out.
Is Avast aware of this?
 

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 05:29:59 PM »
Ofcourse avast knows about it and likely even before the press did.

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #7 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FYI,VT is outdated on Avast detection.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?

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #9 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)  :)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 08:17:18 AM by TrueIndian »
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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #11 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?  :)

« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 09:09:27 AM by TrueIndian »
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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #13 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????

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Re: New cyperattacks. Is Avast ready?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 11:10:26 AM »
No, because they are doing their job.