Petya Ransomware: “Bigger Than WannaCry”

The Petya ransomware attack began earlier today in Europe and is quickly spreading globally. We asked our experts for their thoughts on this latest attack. Elliott Abraham, CISSP, lamented, “There’s no kill switch in Petya. It will most certainly be bigger than WannaCry.” Senior Solutions Architect Jacob Hunt added, “The Petya strain has been around for more than a year.”

ADAPTURE Senior Security Architect Tim Cullen said, “The key to stopping the encrypt phase is easy, it’s the dropper that is the problem.” He mentioned that vendors like FireEye, Checkpoint, and Cylance can all protect from this if they are deployed. Tim also stressed that organizations need to be educated on how this attack embed