Petya, Ransomware Trends - A Sysadmin's View
by Peter Pokorny
Ransomware – the new vector of attack that is garnering worldwide attention and causing undue stress on those managing business computing environments. When I started my venture into the tech support role, I remember being thrilled to find different viruses and observe their behaviors. Nowadays, I resent the idea of one making it through our layers of protection and ultimately wreaking havoc on my infrastructure. Gone are the days of annoying and manageable infections; now are the days of disbelief when I see a new destructive ransomware variant on my news feeds.