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After WannaCry, Brutal ‘Petya’ Boo Global Security Cult

The strain of ransomware being used in the attack is known as Petya, though some are calling it NotPetya due to disagreements over its core code.

The perennial cyberattack menace is prolonging now in a vast scale. Large global companies including WPP, Rosneft, Merck and AP Moller-Maersk have been hit by a large-scale cyber-attack. The impact of thee cyber-attack is said to be so strong that it lamed Ukrainian government and its bank infrastructure, ATMs and supermarket checkouts.

PetyaThe strain of ransomware being used in the attack is known as Petya, though some are calling it NotPetya due to disagreements over its core code. Petya/NotPetya has now hit Russia, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Files get locked and in return the hackers demand users pay $300 in bitcoin to get them back.

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