Authors of Petya Ransomware Made Businesses Invest in Cyberdefense – Qiwi CTO

Authors of Petya Ransomware Made Businesses Invest in Cyberdefense – Qiwi CTO 1000 541 C-Suite Network
Ransomware attacks global IT systems
Ransomware attacks global IT systems

The authors of the Petya ransomware managed to draw public attention to the problem of the information security and made the businesses invest in solving it.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The authors of the Petya ransomware, which recently hit thousands of computers around the globe, managed to draw public attention to the problem of the information security and made the businesses invest in solving it, Kirill Ermakov, chief technology officer at Qiwi group of companies, told Sputink in an interview.

“Petya is particularly interesting due to the fact that its commercial compound to extort money served only as a cover. Actually, it merely blocked the companies’ work without any clear intent of its creators… But what they really manage to do is to draw attention to…