MBRFilter: Cisco open sources tool to protect the Master Boot Record

20th October 2016 Tips 65 Views

Cisco’s Talos research team has open sourced MBRFilter, a tool that aims to prevent a system’s Master Boot Record (MBR) getting overwritten by malware. The latest malware families that use this tactic are HDDCryptor (aka Mamba) and Petya, two pieces of ransomware that not only encrypt victims’ files, but also effectively lock them out of their computer by overwriting the MBR. Before that, the Rombertik info-stealer and the Shamoon wiper also used the same strategy. … More

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