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2017-06-29 | NotPetya is Not Ransomware, CTF alert, and Stackhackr
Thursday, June 29
Petya.2017 is a wiper not a ransomware. Matt makes a case that the purpose was a lure to control the media narrative, purely destructive and not for explicit financial gain. Kaspersky agrees, saying “we have thought that the threat actor cannot decrypt victims’ disk, even if a payment was made.” Hence, wiper.
Stored XSS in comments on starbucks.uk.blog [17 upvotes] - $500 bounty for this report to Starbucks by @bayotop. Google dorking FTW.
CTF alert: https://h1702ctf.com/. Come join us in Vegas. The game is afoot beginning 2017-07-01.
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TWEET OF THE DAY
Regular ransomware authors must be terribly frustrated that NotPetya did damage to their reputation of "pay and you'll get your files back". - @martijn_grooten
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Microsoft now has evidence that a few active infections of the ransomware initially started from the legitimate MEDoc updater process
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