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Submission + - Petya Ransomware Uses DOS-Level Lock Screen, Prevents OS Boot Up (softpedia.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A new type of ransomware was discovered that crashes your PC in a BSOD, restarts your computer, and then prevents your OS from starting by altering the hard drive's MBR. This keeps the user locked in a DOS screen that doubles as the ransomware's ransom note. The ransomware's name is Petya, and was currently seen only targeting HR departments in German firms.
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Petya Ransomware Uses DOS-Level Lock Screen, Prevents OS Boot Up

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