India Is The 7th Most Affected Country in Petya Attack

NewDelhi: Global cyber security company Symantec on Thursday said that on 27th June, the new ransomware ‘Petya’ attack has affected India in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) sector, while it is at seventh in the world affected countries.

The government confirmed on Wednesday that the ransomware attack affected the country’s largest container port, some of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and some local manufacturing units of global companies.

Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India has been able to protect itself at a broader level by the extensive ransomware attack launched from Ukraine and Russia.

In a post on Thursday, Grevine O’Gorman, an investigator at Symantec Security Response said, “The Petya ransomware attack was clearly inspired by the WanaCry attack, which was being discussed in the very last month. The purpose of Wana-Cry is not yet clear. ‘

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