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Posted by: Katherine Brocklehurst on July 11, 2017

Petya ransomware surfaced publicly in June 2017, starting first in the Ukraine, rapidly moving to Europe and now into the United States. This global ransomware epidemic will not only encrypt your systems – essentially denying you access to everything it holds – it also “wipes” (overwrites) the hard drive master boot record (MBR) so that it cannot boot up its operating system.

Without a backup, your system is dead and all the data lost. Some researchers believe even if the Bitcoin ransom were paid and keys obtained, they would not work to decrypt and restore your systems.

Read this blog to understand the basics of the Petya ransomware, how to know if your systems are vulnerable, and five security tips to consider as next steps to protect your operations.

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