Cyber Hostage-Taking: Petya Holds Physical Infrastructure for Ransom

On June 27, 2017, hackers struck vulnerable businesses around the world with a new version of the “Petya” ransomware. This major cyberattack has disrupted utilities, shipping companies, law firms and other businesses across the US, Russia, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It continues to spread without regard to geographic or industry boundaries, and it has already impacted systems that control physical infrastructure like electrical grids and maritime ports, with the potential to cause far-ranging ripple effects to other essential services and the global supply chain.

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