Petya, Ransomware Trends – A Sysadmin’s View

Ransomware – the new vector of attack that is garnering worldwide attention and causing undue stress on those managing business computing environments. When I started my venture into the tech support role, I remember being thrilled to find different viruses and observe their behaviors. Nowadays, I resent the idea of one making it through our layers of protection and ultimately wreaking havoc on my infrastructure. Gone are the days of annoying and manageable infections; now are the days of disbelief when I see a new destructive ransomware variant on my news feeds.

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