Petya ransomware cripples networks

Just like a scene out of a Hollywood movie, one computer after computer shut down without notice during a meeting. That’s what happened at one of the organisations hit by the Petya ransomware attack.

The strike is malicious and deadly with many affected organisations struggling to recover lost data — some, if not all, of which may never be restored.

IT security teams are still working to get their networks and computers up and running. Some have turned to Apple computers, which are relatively unscathed, to work on the recovery process.

The timing is also particularly damaging because it’s the end of a quarter — impacting end of quarter sales, operations and reporting.

It doesn’t help that the email for communicating with the attacker has been deleted.

If any organisation has not learnt from the WannaCry attack two months ago, it had better do with after this.

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