Tackling Petya ransomware cyberattack: ‘Be cautious of suspicious mails, update softwares to combat threat’

The second global scale malware attack in two months — Petya — that has crippled some of the largest corporations in the world is being pegged to be based on the same government surveillance tool, which was at the heart of its predecessor Wannacry that affected nearly 3,00,000 systems globally, including several in India. While Petya’s impact so far has been limited in India when compared with countries like Ukraine, Russia, and the US, experts suggest that what started with Wannacry could be used as an effective model by cyber-criminals going ahead…Read more