Petya Ransomware: Virsae’s Response

Another ransomware attack called Petya has affected many computer systems across the globe this week. Petya exploits a vulnerability (EternalBlue and EternalRomance) in Windows Operating Systems.

Microsoft recently released a patch in response to the Wannacry Ransomware attack. Computers running without this security update remain vulnerable to both Wannacry and Petya.

Virsae has already put steps in place to mitigate any negative consequences from Petya and Wannacry. We recently sent out this communication about our response to the Wannacry ransomware attack.

To find out the steps we have put in place and actions our business partners and customers should take please read the information below. 

Virsae cloud computing service

All Azure cloud computing resources have been patched for these vulnerabilities.

Customers with Virsae supplied appliances

For customers using a Virsae supplied appliance:

  • The onsite appliances have already been patched for these vulnerabilities
  • The onsite appliances have a firewall rule blocking SMB Traffic which stops this exploit

Customers with VSM Software Only clients

For customers hosting the VSM Software Client on their own operating systems we strongly suggest that the operating system is patched according to the manufacturer’s recommendations as soon as possible.

View this link for useful information about the attack, the vulnerabilities and the steps to mitigate the threat.

Customers using Raspberry Pi appliances do not need to do anything to their operating system.

Please contact us if you have any questions.