New malicious software ensures unrest

Currently the companies have recovered from cyber attacks over Wannecry but the next annoyance emerges: with the malicious software Petrwrap or Petya already extorting many large companies in the Ukraine, but also in Denmark, Russia, France and Great Britain. At present, banks, energy suppliers, oil companies and subway companies as well as logistics companies are currently affected. So Petrwrap has the makings of quickly causing chaos. At least when it was reported that the computers in Chernobyl were affected, where there was a nuclear incident 31 years ago, the concerns grew. However, one confirms to have everything under control.

Send us bitcoins or we lame the network – so you can probably summarize the demands that are associated with a cyber attack lately. Again and again, especially large companies are affected by these extortion attempts. It is precisely because a failed network can cause large (financial) damage and many are willing to pay the often not so high amounts to the blackmailer. What remains is uncertainty and dwindling trust in Windows. For as already with Wannecry is again a gap in the window system the weak point, over which originally the NSA already took access on computer.

At the moment Petrwrap is slower than Wannecry did and it looks as if more international corporations are concerned, but that can change quickly. You are never really safe from such attacks. Only updating your own computers can provide a little security, as security gaps in older systems are mostly used for attacks of this type. In the case of Petrwrap, however, Windows 10 systems are also affected. Apart from that, virus programs do not always help, because until it detects the malicious software, which is constantly evolving, it can be too late.