The Return of the Ransomware Attacks

Petya Strikes Again

Once again, mass reports are circulating of a ransomware attack sweeping across the globe.  Believed to be a variant of Petya, affected users are confronted with a screen that states that all of their data is encrypted and can be unlocked with a key that can be purchased for a ransom. The most recent victims seem to include pharmaceuticals company Merck, the law firm DLA Piper, Spanish food giant Mondelez and Danish shipping concern Maersk.

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