Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading across the Globe


A large-scale ransomware attack has already hit various countries, including England, Ukraine, India, the Netherlands, Spain, and Denmark.

The new ransomware variant is related to the Petya family, according to Info Security Magazine. The attack has affected shipping giant, Maersk, as well as the radiation monitoring systems at the site of the Chernobyl disaster. Other industries impacted in Ukraine, include power grid companies, banks, the postal service, media outlets, and cell providers.

Experts say the attack may be functioning like the recent WannaCry attacks that wreaked havoc last month. However, they warn this attack may have a larger impact than WannaCry. Instead of only locking certain files, Petya will lock the entire disk, potentially rendering it useless.

Currently, it is unclear where the attack originated or how it has spread to other countries outside Ukraine. Some researchers have speculated the attack started with a phishing campaign containing the updated version of Petya.

As with any strain of ransomware, it’s important to know what to do in the event of an infection. To learn more about ransomware and what you can to do avoid losing your data please use the contact us form on the right or call us at 303-520-3733.

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