Global Cyberattack Appears Extra Like ‘Sabotage’ Than Ransomware

“To launch this attack, its authors have carefully created a destructive malware disguised as ransomware,” Kaspersky said Friday.
Cybersecurity experts believe it was sabotage, not cash, that may have motivated the hackers behind this week’s crippling global cyberattack.
Another major cyberattack called WannaCry spread around the world in mid-May, infecting upwards of a million machines while demanding ransom money from victims.
Initial reports suggested the virus that surfaced on Tuesday was a form of ransomware, which demands a payment from victims before restoring their computer files.
Related: There’s no ‘kill switch’ for this new virusGround zero for the cyberattack appears to have been Ukraine, according to Kaspersky.

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