The NotPetya Global Pandemic – CyberArk Labs Analysis
In May 2017, WannaCry took advantage of an exploit in the Windows operating system to usher in a cyber security pandemic – ransomware that can spread its infection like a traditional worm. The results were catastrophic, with some damage estimates reaching up to more than $4 billion.
Yesterday, a new malware dubbed NotPetya emerged as the driving force behind another devastating global incident – one that will likely surpass WannaCry in terms of damage caused. While there are still unknowns in terms of who unleashed the malware and the root motivations, CyberArk Labs has downloaded multiple samples of the malware for analysis.
Here’s what we know thus far about the malware and its progress from infection to global ransomware pandemic.
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