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Mystery of Motive for a Ransomware Attack: Money, Mayhem or a Message? - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — As governments and organizations around the world grappled on Wednesday with the impact of a cyberattack that froze computers and demanded a ransom for their release, victims received a clear warning from security experts not to pay a ...and more »

Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down - Telegraph.co.uk

Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon. In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer ...and more »

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - New York Times

Computer systems from Ukraine to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that was similar to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, A.T.M.s stopped ...and more »

Petya Ransomware Epidemic May Be Spillover From Cyberwar - WIRED

When a ransomware outbreak exploded from Ukraine across Europe yesterday, disrupting companies, government agencies, and critical infrastructure, it at first appeared to be just another profit-focused cybercriminal scheme—albeit a particularly vicious ...and more »

Global ransomware 'Petya' hits Merck, Pennsylvania health system: 5 things to know - Becker's Hospital Review

A ransomware variant reportedly called "Petya" hit computer systems across the globe June 27, compromising government systems in Ukraine and operations at a Pennsylvania health system, among other targets. Here are five things to know about the ...and more »

Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast - Forbes

Thomas Fox-Brewster , Forbes Staff I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. Ransomware is causing severe problems for major critical infrastructure providers today. (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images). Ukraine's ...and more »

'Petya' Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global - Krebs on Security

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by ...and more »

'Petya' cyberattack: what we know about the latest global ransomware strike - The Sydney Morning Herald

Security experts are warning that a quick-spreading new ransomware attack may have more tricks up its sleeve than the previous WannaCry software that crippled thousands of computers worldwide last month. The new strain, which has similarities to a well ...and more »

Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond - The Register

Updated A huge ransomware outbreak has hit major banks, utilities and telcos in Ukraine as well as victims in other countries. Check out our full analysis of the software nasty, here. Early analysis of the attack points towards a variant of the ...and more »

A Scary New Ransomware Outbreak Uses WannaCry's Old Tricks - WIRED

A type of ransomware researchers have identified as Petya (also called Petrwrap) began spreading internationally on Tuesday. Reported victims so far include Ukrainian infrastructure like power companies, airports, public transit, and the central bank ...and more »