Petya Ransomware: India Globally Seventh Worst-Affected by Cyber-Attacks, Says Symantec

India has become the worst-hit country in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and the seventh most affected nation globally as a new ransomware ‘Petya’ hit on June 27, global cyber-security firm Symantec said on Thursday. Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the country’s largest container port and some local manufacturing units of global […]

Petya Ransomware: Focus on Defences as Users Scramble After Global Cyber-Attack

Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyber-attacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 (roughly Rs. 20,000) as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the […]

Petya Ransomware Is a Wiper, Researchers Claim, With the Aim to Damage

Following the WannaCry attacks that caused major disruptions in May, this week saw another ransomware attack, dubbed Petya, that began in Ukraine before quickly spreading across Europe and the rest of the world. This ransomware encrypts a hard drive’s index page until you pay a ransom of $300 in Bitcoins. However, latest studies say that the recent attack […]