Posted On August 23, 2017
Prevention is better than cure for Petya
Tuesday’s ransomware outbreak affected victims across the globe from Ukrainian infrastructure including power companies, airports, public transit, and the central bank, as well as the Russian oil giant Rosnoft and Denmark-based shipping company Maersk and pharmaceutical firm Merck, along with organisations in India, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.
Whether we term it Petya, NotPetya, ExPetr or GoldenEye, one thing is for sure – experts say this massive cyber-attack is as bad as ransomware gets. Or as some reports suggest, it is much worse than ransomware.