What is “Petya Ransomware?”

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  • Petya is a family of encrypting ransomwarethat infects the master boot record and encrypts the NTFS file table, demanding a payment in Bitcoin in order to regain access to the system.
  • The malware specifically targets Microsoft Windows-based systems.
  • Ukraine has emerged as the epicenter of the attack with 60 per cent of the systems infected as reported by Kaspersky.


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