Earlier this week, several European nations experienced a widespread ransomware attack. Major international giants, such as Merck, WPP, Rosneft, and AP Moller-Maersk, alongside financial institutions, banks, energy companies and more were affected, where users were locked out of computers. The focus of the attack was Europe, but it was also discovered that DLA Piper, a massive U.S. headquartered law firm, was hit by this new strain of ransomware.
First reports attributed the attack to the WannaCry-like Petya ransomware, but Kaspersky Lab later discovered that the cause is a previously unknown NotPetya strain that had hit users across the Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the UK, and the U.S.
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