Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn’T Clearly About Ransom, Protection Experts Say : The 2-Manner : Npr

“It definitely wasn’t ransomware and wasn’t financially motivated,” Jake Williams, founder of cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, tells the Post.
A second cyber attack hit Ukrainian’s state power distributor, Ukrenergo, on Thursday, but didn’t affect the nation’s power network, according to the news service.
As for those still wondering if they should pay the ransom to restore their computers, Suiche notes, “The payment email address isn’t accessible anymore if victims would happen to send payments.
But security experts say this attack was different.
The attack paralyzed thousands of computers, shut down ports, factories and offices and spread to about 60 countries, Reuters says.

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