Industry Reactions to Destructive NotPetya Attacks: Feedback Friday   >

A wiper malware disguised as ransomware wreaked havoc this week, infecting the systems of numerous organizations across more than 60 countries.

While initial analysis suggested that this was a Petya-powered ransomware attack similar to WannaCry, further investigation revealed that the malware is actually designed to overwrite the master boot record (MBR) of compromised machines. There is no way to recover encrypted files, even if the ransom is paid.

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