Petya's victims can't get their files back

Petya's email is blocked by the provider and hackers can't use it now
28 June 2017   965
Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen.

Owners of PCs, locked by Petya have already paid $12,000 in Bitcoin to hackers to try get their files back but without any luck.

Cyberattack started on Tuesday with locking up Ukrainian governmental and bank PCs, then it came to Russian and hacked computers of big oil companies. 

In order to get their files back, Petya's victims have to send 300$ in Bitcoin to hackers' wallet and send a message with Bitcoin wallet ID and "personal installation key", a unique ID generated by the ransomware, to a dedicated email address.

Hacked PCPhoto of a hacked PC

According to Blockchain.info, there were 40 transaction to hacker's wallet already. With a little math, we can figure out that it is 12,000 $.

But the provider of hackers' email recently locked it up. So victims can send messages to it, nor hackers can't check it. 

Also, Symatec had found the way to protect PC from a Petya. 

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   148

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.