Petya cyber attack: Everything to Know About the Global Ransomware Outbreak

A major cyber attack hit Business critical infrastructure (Banks, factories, Transport companies, aircraft companies, advertising companies and logistic companies). The attack caused computers to stop working, instead displaying a ransom note demanding $300 (£235). Petya ransomware is a vicious form of the virus that locks a computer’s hard drive as well as individual files stored on it. It is harder to recover information from computers affected by this ransomware, which can also be used to steal sensitive information.

It’s the second major global ransomware attack in the past two months. Two months before Britain’s National Health Syste, was hit and infected by virus WannaCry.

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