Virus-extortionist Petya attacked Russian and Ukrainian companies

© RIA Novostius extortionist PetyaVirus-extortionist Petya attacked Russian and Ukrainian companies© RIA Novosti

Virus ransomware Forex has caused large-scale attack on the oil, telecommunications and financial companies of Russia and Ukraine. About it RIA Novosti reported in the company Group-IB, which specializiruetsya early detection of cyber threats.

«It locks computers and demands $ 300 in bitcoins. The attack occurred about 14:00. Judging by the photos, this Cryptologic Petya,» — said the press service of the company, noting that the method of distribution Petya in a local network is similar to a virus WannaCry.

According to preliminary data, the virus affected many companies, including «Bashneft» and «Rosneft», and also Ukrainian «Zaporozhyeoblenergo», «Dniproenergo» and the Dnieper electric power system.

«Mondelez International, Oschadbank, Mars, face, Nivea, TESA and others. Kyiv metro is also under attack. Attacked government computers in Ukraine, Auchan store, Ukrainian operators (Kyivstar, LifeCell, «Ukrtelecom»), PrivatBank. Borispol airport, presumably, has undergone to hacker attack,» — said the representative of the Group-IB.

The virus has caused failure in work of the Kiev metro: passengers can pay fares with Bank cards. In turn, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko said that the hacker attack suffered by all computers in the Cabinet.

Kyiv Boryspil international airport warned of possible flight delays.

«Today at the airport and in several large public sector enterprises contingency — spam-attack. Our IT services try joint efforts to resolve the situation,» wrote the acting Director of the airport Yevhen Dykhne on his page in Facebook.

Informed about the attack on its servers reported «Rosneft». The company noted that once switched to the backup control system production, thus avoiding stopping the production of oil.

WannaCry virus attacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide may 12. Then the hackers used a modified malicious program of the national security Agency USA: a tool of the intelligence services, known as eternal blue («rich blue»), was combined with by a ransomware program WannaCry.