Ransomware strikes again - this time in the form of PetyaLast month's Wannacry ransomware and the furor it caused seems to have made the hackers more confident. Another malware has taken control of over 20 companies ( maybe that figure will further rise as the reports and detections pour in) so far.
Is it not a warning bell for us to keep our operating systems safe and updated? The ransomware has attacked business organizations as the hackers are aware that these organizations struggle with applying the security patches on a regular basis. There have been reports indicating that the new ransomware has made use of the same security loophole in Windows that Wannacry used to its benefit. That clearly goes to prove that the people have not learned from the past experience. Microsoft has released the patch for the security loophole and yet, many users have not applied it. What would that mean? Negligence or carelessness?
I would expect our techians to come up with their views on the issue of Petya ransomware in particular and security threats in general.