Fake WannaCry Ransomware Uses NotPetya s Distribution System

Ionut Arghire | July 05, 2017

Fake WannaCry Ransomware Uses NotPetya s Distribution System
The NotPetya wiper wasn’t the only piece of malware distributed last week using the compromised M.E.Doc update mechanism: a fake WannaCry ransomware variant was delivered using the same channel, Kaspersky Lab reports. Called FakeCry, the ransomware was delivered to M.E.Doc users on June 27, the same day as the NotPetya outbreak started. According to Kaspersky, it was run as ed.exe in the M.E.Doc directory by the parent process ezvit.exe, suggesting it used the same delivery mechanism abused by NotPetya.

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