Petya cyber attack is not a ransomware, but a wiper, which leaves no scope for recovery of the data that gets encrypted. Now, according to a report in The Daily Beast, the original creator of the Petya code has resurfaced online, and is trying to crack the code.
Petya cyber attack similar to WannaCry entered its second day, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems around the world, with companies struggling to retake control of their networks. AP Moller-Maersk A/S shut down systems across its operations to contain the cyber attack.
Petya ransomware cyber attack: In a new blogpost Symantec has put out data looking at the countries that are worst affected by this cyber attack. While Ukraine has had the maximum impact globally, India is the worst hit in Asia, according to the security firm.
Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them. Despite the risk, many people aren't good at keeping up with security software updates.
Petya cyber attack that swept globally, and has infected enterprise networks across Europe is actually much worse than initially thought. Security researchers have now come to the conclusion that the Petya attack is not a ransomware, but a wiper instead.
JNPT, which has the capacity to facilitate 1.8 million standard container units, is located near Mumbai. Due to the attack, the private terminal impacted was unable to load or unload material, and officials said they were finding it hard to identify the owners of the shipments.
Terming the situation as "extremely serious," a senior official from the Maharashtra government's cyber cell said it is an impact on the country's external trade when systems dealing with the cargo and ships at the largest port get affected.
Petya ransomware has affected many computers, networks of some global firms in what is being seen as a massive cyberattack. The Petya cyberattack comes soon after the WannaCry ransomware attack, which had impacted over 300,000 computers worldwide, including those in India.
Petya ransomware cyber attack has hit computer servers all across Europe, locking up computer data and crippling enterprise services in the corporate sector. Ukraine and Russia are the worst affected, though the attack has also impacted some companies in the US and Western Europe.
In India, operation at one of the terminals of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust came to a standstill thanks to the attack. The affected terminal was being operated by AP Moller-Maersk, the shipping giant which is among the worst affected globally.