10 Jul 2017

showCASE 34 | Money is not always the answer. What do we know about latest cyber-attack on Ukraine

A wave of ‘unprecedented’ cyber-attacks hit Ukraine last week, targeting state institutions, banks, underground network, major firms, and airports, and causing disruptions on a massive scale. From the outset, the NotPetya virus seemed to be a typical ransomware attack, encrypting important files in infected computers and requiring victims to pay in exchange for decrypting their blocked files. However, it soon appeared that the attackers merely wanted to disguise their virus as a ransomware in order to mislead the public and media and hide their real intentions. What was the real rationale behind the attack?

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