Legal Ramifications of a Ransomware Attack

By Andrew Barratt

Ransomware strikes again, and this time the culprit is known as ‘NotPetya’! Coalfire’s labs team have already issued some guidance on how to mitigate the ransomware and this should support tactical removal.

Petya/NotPetya has started to cause havoc in some fairly large organizations. One of the most striking was a major international law firm having to announce that they had been affected by the outbreak, and people were tweeting signs from outside of their offices showing a complete ‘outage’ of services with staff advised not to re-boot their computers or dock them.

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