A second massive level cyber attack done but this time effected Ukrainian government. Cyber Attack Paralyzes Govt Computers and Banks in Ukraine. The attack unfortunately effected both government and private companies in the country. These companies stopped working in the afternoon on 27th June, 2017 and marked as the biggest ever ransom-ware cyber attack in the Ukraine’s history.
Cyber Attack Paralyzes Govt Computers and Banks in Ukraine
The ransom-ware is known as “Petya” and is being active from 2016. Petya has hit various computers across the world but Ukraine was the one that got effect to the greater extent.
The virus “Petya” blocked computer networks of Ukraine’s critical telecom companies, infrastructure, banks, big retailers, postal services, and Govt. bodies.
The ransom-ware took over the computers, encrypted data and demanded a ransom of $300 in bitcoins, a digital currency used to carry out untraceable transactions.
Before this, a cyber attack severely effected the NHS and spread to at least 75000 People in 100 Countries across the world. Several hospital were hit by a huge cyber attack across UK as well. That cyber attack locked the computers and also demanded ransom for its recovery. The malware also charged the NHS into chaos. That hacking software is believed to be stolen or leaked from the NSA.
Cyber warfare is an extreme form of electronic offense in which a state or any international organization attempts to damage another nation’s computers or information system via systematic attacks through computer viruses or denial-of-service attacks. Cyberspace not only provides opportunities for innovation and advancements but it also raises issues of cyber vulnerabilities.
The world has since long moved away from traditional warfare strategies and have entered in to the world of cyber warfare for this reason, intensifying the need for nations to protect their online borders. Let’s see when the world completely get rid of such attacks.