The new viral attack hits companies and administrations around the world. The affected computers are blocked and a ransom is required.
The attack started in Ukraine and Russia then spread to Europe and USA.
According to a statement of the Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Labs, it is certainly a new ransomware. "A preliminary analysis suggests that it is not about a variant of the ransomware Petya, as suggested earlier today but a new ransomware never seen so far. that's why we named it NotPetya" explained the Russian company. This malware is more complex than the one of may.