This week’s Petya ‘ransomware’ attack wasn’t ransomware after all, it was worse

Earlier this week, a malware attack referred to as ‘ExPetr’ began infecting systems in a few countries, starting off in the Ukraine before spreading to Russia and eventually the US. The tricky thing with this attack was that it had all the signs of ransomware but after doing some digging, security experts have come to the conclusion that it was a more dangerous ‘wiper’ attack in disguise, meaning the attackers were there to cause damage with no intention of decrypting files.

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