Petya Ransomware Affecting Critical Systems Globally: Here’s What to Do.

මොකක්ද මේ පෙට්යා ‍රැන්සම්වෙයා වයිරසය …

Updated 3:19PM Pacific Time: A method to ‘vaccinate’ yourself against this ransomware variant has been found. I have posted details towards the end of the post along with a batch file you can run. It is as simple as creating the file C:\Windows\perfc and marking it read-only.

Update 2 at 7pm PST on Tuesday: It appears that the initial infection many have come from a company called MeDoc that was breached. Their systems were infected and they then pushed out an update, spreading the infection. MeDoc are disputing the allegation. Sources: Talos quoted on ZDNetForbes and FireEye.

This is a public service announcement from Wordfence due to the widespread and severe nature of this attack. A major ransomware attack targeting Microsoft Windows systems is affecting companies and systems, many of them critical, on a global scale.

What We Know

A new ransomware variant is spreading quickly across the globe at the time of this writing. There is no consensus yet in the security research community, so the following information is provisional in nature:

The ransomware has been dubbed “Petya.” It likely spreads by using two separate exploits. You don’t need to click on anything or take any action. This can spread into your system through the network. That is why it is having such a wide impact and why it is important that you update your system to protect yourself.

For the technically minded: This ransomware is exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Office when handling RTF documents (CVE-2017-0199). It also exploits a vulnerability in SMBv1 which is the Microsoft file-sharing protocol. This second vulnerability is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS17-010.

The ransomware has affected a large number of companies, organizations and government entities on an international scale. The following is a screenshot of the ransomware page you are confronted with once your files are encrypted:

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Rapidshare bull shit crap scam review

Okay, I’ve got this email from rapidshare few hours ago. Dear rapidshare, please put your shit together and stop making these huge crappy changes every now and then.
Few days ago its unlimited space for free users with download caps. Now 5GB ??? And if we want to keep our files, we have to pay for their already crappy service ??? This guys are crazy !!! I mean TOTALLY !!!
Oh for god’s sake !!!


Dear user,

your account 12345678 exceeded the set storage space limit. Your used storage space is: 5 GB.
To make sure your files don’t get lost, we recommend you extend your storage space.

Our storage space offers are:
Free user: up to 5 GB
RapidPro: 250 GB
RapidPro: 500 GB
RapidPro: more than 500 GB – please contact the support

You can purchase the appropriate RapidPro offer or reduce the storage space by deleting files from your account. If you don’t do it, we will delete some of your files until you are back within your storage space limit. Files will be deleted on the 08.04.2013.

Further information including which files will be deleted you can find in the FAQs and directly from the support. You can purchase RapidPro by logging into your account on the website, clicking on “RapidPro” and selecting “Buy RapidPro”.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Please note that unfortunately we only offer customer support in English and German at the moment.

Your RapidShare team


Rapidshare AG
Schochenmühlestrasse 6
6340 Baar
Tel +41 41 748 78 80
[email protected]

Kim Dotcom (owner of former launched a brandnew filehosting service called MEGA

Kim Dotcom (owner of former launched a brandnew filehosting service called MEGA
ඉතාම ජනප්‍රිය filesharing අඩවියක් වූ Megaupload වෙබ් අඩවිය FBI එක විසින් වසා දමා එහි සර්වර්, හිමිකරු, කාර්යමණ්ඩලය අත් අඩංගුවට ගෙන හරියටම වසරක් පිරෙන ඊයේ (2013-01-20) දිනයේ එහි නිර්මාතෘ Kim Dotcom විසින් නවතම, ආරක්ෂිතම filehosting සේවාවක් අන්තර්ජාලයට මුදාහරිනු ලැබුවා.

තවමත් Beta තත්වයේ පවතින අතර ඉදිරි දින වලදී තව තවත් අංග එකතු වීමට නියමිතයි.

50GB ඉඩක් සඳහා නොමිලේ register වීමට දැන් අවස්ථාව තියෙනවා.

ඊයෙ නම් සයිට් එක ගොඩක් වෙලාවට ඩවුන් වෙලා වගේ තිබුනේ. හේතුව ඉතා අධික තදබදය. මුල් පැයේදී පමණක් මිලියනයකට වඩා visitors සහ 250,000 වඩා නව registrations සිදු වී තිබුනා.

මුල් විනාඩි 10 තුලදී ඔවුන්ගේ 10Gbit ජාලය saturated වූ බවයි පැවසෙන්නේ.

අද දිනයේ නම් අවුලක් නැතුව වැඩ කරනවා.

MEGA හි ෆයිල් අප්ලෝඩ් වෙද්දිම අපේ බ්‍රවුසර් එකේදි encrypt වෙලා තමයි අප්ලෝඩ් වෙන්නේ. ඒ නිසා MEGA හි වැඩ කරන අයටවත්, FBI, MPAA, RIAA කිසිවෙකුට අපි අප්ලෝඩ් කරන දේවල් මොනාද කියලා බලන්න බැහැ අපේ decryption key එක නැතුව..

MEGA හි භාවිතා වෙන අළුත්ම තාක්ෂණයන්ට තවමත් 100%ක්ම පහසුකම් ලබාදෙන්නේ Google Chrome බ්‍රවුසරයේ පමණයි.

මෙන්න ලින්ක් එක –

Kim Dotcom Mega Launch Press Conference (This is EPIC) –
Watch 18:30 :O

එයාලගෙ භාවිතා කරන ක්‍රමවේදය අනුව දැනට නම් කාටවත් අත තියන්න බැරි වෙන විදියටයි නිර්මාණය කරලා තියෙන්නේ…

encrypt වෙන නිසා එයාලට අපි දාන ෆයිල්ස් මොනාද කියලා බලන්න බැරි නිසා කිසිම නීතිමය තත්වයක් යටතේ MEGA සේවාව නීති විරෝධී කටයුතු වලට යොදාගනන්වා කියලා චෝදනා එල්ල කරන්න බෑ.

අනික දැනට තියෙන නඩුවත් FBI එක අනාගෙන තියෙන්නේ …

Megaupload එක වැටලීමට යොදා ගත්තු warrants නීති විරෝධී එකක් කියලා උසාවියකින් කියලා.

Kim Dotcom ගේ ගෙදර වැටලීම –

Taiwan engineers defeat limits of flash memory

Taiwan-based Macronix has found a solution for a weakness in flash memory fadeout. A limitation of flash memory is simply that eventually it cannot be used; the more cells in the memory chips are erased, the less useful to store data. The write-erase cycles degrade insulation; eventually the cell fails. “Flash wears out after being programmed and erased about 10,000 times,” said the IEEE Spectrum. Engineers at Macronix have a solution that moves flash memory over to a new life. They propose a “self-healing” NAND flash memory solution that can survive over 100 million cycles.
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MacBook Pro With Retina Display Shipping Estimate Improves To 1-2 Weeks


The line for a MacBook Pro with Retina Display just got a bit shorter. The US Apple Store now pegs the new MBP’s shipping estimate at 1-2 weeks.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display launched with much fanfare in early June. Apple called it the “most beautiful computer we have ever made.” The model quickly sold out, pushing shipping times to 3-4 weeks, which later fell to 2-3 weeks. Best Buy lists the model with a shipping estimate of 7-30 days.

MacRumors points out that the ship time improved to 1-2 weeks in the European and Asia-Pacific regions.

While the supply levels are improving, the models might still be hard to get a hold of for the forseeable future as the back to school season approaches. Apple’s PC market share is increasing as more people seemingly jump the Windows ship onto Apple’s party boat. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display does not currently have a direct competitor thanks to its amazing screen, thin chassis and class-leading battery life.

Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the…

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