Petya and Mischa ransomware bundled in one malicious payload
Cybergang bundles ransomwares Petya and Mischa into one payload.
As intriguing as the satellites in the James Bond film GoldenEye that they're named for, Petya and Mischa deploy attacks on different levels of the victim's systems and are primarily distributed in targeted campaigns via malicious emails, according to a Malwarebytes blog post.
The duo even plays off of each other's strengths and weakness.
“Since PETYA can't do his evil work without administrative privileges, MISCHA launches when those can't be obtained,” the threat actors behind the cyberattacks said in a bitmessage to new recruits, according the Malwarebytes post.
To avoid infection, they recommended that users pay more attention to their email attachments.