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Latest Cyber Attack Underlines The Need For Better Protection

It hasn’t even been seven weeks since WannaCry, “the biggest ransomware attack of it’s kind,” and here we are again. On Tuesday began a new ransomware attack quickly, and perhaps premtively, dubbed ‘Petya’ - which is currently and quickly spreading across the world, crippling computer systems and demanding victims pay-up to regain access to their files. Yesterday morning sources revealed that the software used is not a form of Petya, as was being widely reported, but a new form of ransomware. “Our preliminary findings suggest that it is not a variant of Petya ransomware, as has been publically reported, but a new ransomware that has not been seen before. While it has several strings similar to Petya, it possesses entirely different functionality. We have named it ExPetr,” Kaspersky’s Principal Security Researcher, David Emm, told Memoori. Early signs suggest that ExPetr has been seeded through a software update mechanism built into an accounting program required by […]

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