Petya ransomware prevention & detection in Azure Security Center

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) published a blog post yesterday detailing a new ransomware infection that appears to have begun in Ukraine and spread from there to other places in Europe and beyond. MMPC analysis showed this to be a more sophisticated variant of Ransom:Win32/Petyaand all free Microsoft antimalware products were updated with signatures for this threat, including Windows Defender Antivirus. 

 

 

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Read about it on the Azure blog.