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NotPetya: How a Russian malware created the world's worst cyberattack ever

NotPetya malware spread like wildfire across the world, eating into every electronic equipment, computers, extracting data and demanding exorbitant amounts for recovery in form of Bitcoins

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Notpetya Ransomware Attack  |  Cybersecurity  |  Hackers

Aparna Banerjea  |  New Delhi 

Imagine you wake up one day for work and realise that the IT hub in the office is acting fishy.

All your colleagues, donning sharp suits, carrying compact laptops and tablets in one hand, a flask of coffee on the other, head to their desks for the day's operations to begin, only to find out that their files, both official and personal, are being "encrypted". A daunting idea, isn't it? And what if these files in your C drive are mysteriously being repaired or, maybe in a more surreal way, you are being ordered to pay a sum of $300 worth of bitcoin to decrypt the files ...

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First Published: Mon, August 27 2018. 12:30 IST
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