New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk | Ars Technica


If Crypto infections didn’t scare you before, now you can be absolutely paranoid! Now Crypto doesn’t just encrypt and lock out your files, it does the WHOLE hard drive.

 

Petya performs fake CHKDSK, and instead encrypts the master file table on disk.

Source: New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk | Ars Technica

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