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What is NotPetya? How to Prevent this Virus from Infecting
NotPetya virus outwardly resembles the Petya ransomware in many ways, however, the fact is that it’s different and a lot more dangerous than Petya. When Petya affected numerous systems even the best antivirus and virus removal programs failed to deduct it. It brought many systems to a grinding halt for a while until the virus protection programs could get the updates on the new ransomware. Petya – What is it? Petya belongs to the family of encrypting ransomware and it was first identified in the year 2016. The malicious code was created to attack the Microsoft Windows-based computers. Basically, it infects the master boot record of a Windows machine to execute a payload that encrypts a hard drive’s file system table. This prevents the Windows machine from booting. Consequently, the user is shown a message demanding to make a payment in Bitcoin to regain access to their system.
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