Just like WannaCry, Petya Cyber attack is fast spreading across the Globe


  Hackers have launched another attack, unleashing Petya ransomware which is spreading rapidly at a fast across the globe.

 The virus attack has swept across Russia, England, India and Ukraine and seems to imitate last months WannaCry incident.

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 Of all the countries affected so far, Ukraine seem to have been hit the hardest with its Central Bank, Kiev's Boryapil Airport, energy companies and local transport all affected, according to a Forbes report


 The infections have also hit Danish shipping and energy company Maersk. The International logistic company confirmed the attack on their Twitter page

 "We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyber attack," the notification read. "We continue to assess the situation. The safety of our employees, our operations and customer's business is our top priority. We will update when we have more information."

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 A lab researcher for Kasperky identified the virus as Petrwrap, a strain of the Petya ransomware identified by the firm in March. One recovered sample was compiled on June 18, suggesting the virus has been infecting machines for some time 

 British advertiser WPP, Russian oil industry company Rosnoft and three Ukrainian telecommunication operators, Kyivstar, LifeCell and Ukrtelecom also suffered from the widespread Petya ransomware attack.

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