The spread of the Petya global ransomware attack

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June 29, 2017
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"The attacker just needs to succeed once and the attack surface is too large," says Chris Morales, head of security analytics at Vectra. "By adding worm-like spreading to PetWrap, the attacker has created a pyramid scheme that encrypts the boot record of the computer, not just the files."

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