NotPetya: A Targeted Attack on Ukraine

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As the dust settles on last Tuesday’s NotPetya malware outbreak, it is increasingly evident that this was not a ransomware, money-making attack at all; rather it was a targeted, destructive cyberattack against Ukraine. It utilized deception in which it was designed to look like ransomware but wasn’t. It targeted obscure Ukrainian software – yet propagated extremely fast once inside a victimized network, and it did not have any particular intent aside from destroying or damaging victimized systems. 

It was not ransomware

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