It's become so easy for anyone to pull-off a ransomware attack even an 11 year old could do it, Raj Samani, chief scientist for McAfee told delegates at a masterclass during SC Media UK Congress 2018 last week.
The UK government publicly accused Russia of carrying out the June 2017 NotPetya ransomware attacks in June 2017 as part of a deliberate attack on the Ukraine state.
Shipping giant and NotPetya victim Maersk was forced to replace tens of thousands of servers and computers in the aftermath of the 17 June ransomware attack, the company's charman said in Davos at the World Economic Forum.
A new report on the BadRabbit ransomware campaign that sprang up earlier this week has revealed that BadRabbit is most likely derived from NotPetya, based on clues in the code and other evidence.
AP Moller-Maersk, WPP, Reckitt Benckiser and FedEx are struggling to resume normal operations following the NotPetya ransomware attack.