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   805
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. 

BitPay to Receive New York's BitLicense

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers
17 July 2018   87

The well-known cryptocurrency processing service BitPay obtained a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York. Known also as BitLicense, this license is issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and grants its holders the ability to conduct activities related to cryptocurrencies in the state.

NYDFS has carefully studied the company's application, including its policy on measures to combat money laundering, customer identification, fraud prevention, cybersecurity. The financial situation of the company was also thoroughly analyzed.

New York state has one of the strictest policies around businesses involved in cryptocurrency and working through the approval processes to obtain a License was important to BitPay. We believe this hard work will pay off as New York presents significant business opportunities for BitPay.
 

Stephen Pair

CEO, BitPay

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers: the first will be able to use the company's processing services to accept payments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter will pay for various goods and services using these two BitPay supported cryptos.

Note that BitPay was only the eighth company that received BitLicense. Other license holders are Square, Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, Ripple and Circle. In addition, special permissions for operations with crypto-currencies are exchanged by Gemini and itBit.