Sophos Stops Petya Ransomware

As with the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, organisations around the world have again been affected by a new ransomware variant known as the Petya cyber-attack.  Customers using Sophos Endpoint Protection are protected against all the recent variants of this ransomware. In addition, customers using Sophos Intercept X were proactively protected with no data encrypted from the moment this new ransomware variant appeared.  Sophos urges the following defensive measures: •Ensure systems have the latest patches, including the one in Microsoft’s MS17-010 bulletin. •Consider blocking the Microsoft PsExec tool from running on users’ computers using a product such as Sophos Endpoint Protection. •Back up regularly and keep a recent backup copy off-site.  •Avoid opening attachments in emails from unknown recipients. •Download the free trial of Sophos Intercept X and, for home (non-business) users, register for the free Sophos Home Premium Beta, which adds advanced protection from ransomware. To find out more about Intercept X and how it can protect your business from ransomware like Petya and Wanna: Visit the Sophos Petya Resource Page Please contact the Minerva team on 01707 607100 if you have any questions or concerns.