08.11.2017

Ransomware cyberattack

Ransomware cyberattack

Victims of major ransomware cyberattack has happened in US and Europe can`t get access to their devices after paying ransom. The infected devices displayed a message demanding a Bitcoin ransom worth $300 and they demanded an email confirmation of payment to an email address. The email provider has shut down the email address. “We do not tolerate any misuse of our platform,” said a German email provider Posteo.

The attack was reported in Ukraine, which affected banks, government, state power utility, Kiev`s airport and metro system. At Chernobyl the radiation monitoring system got disabled forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels at the destroyed nuclear plant exclusion zone.

The food giant called Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper, Danish shipping and transport giant AP Moller-Maersk and Heritage Valley Health System, which runs hospitals and care facilities in Pittsburgh and they got hit by the malware.

Some technology experts said the attack appeared consistent with an “updated variant” of a virus known as Petya or Petrwrap, a ransomware that locks computer files and forces users to pay a designated sum to regain access.

Source: The Guardian 

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