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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History [EN]

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History [EN]

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A cura di @Carlton Banks.

In questo articolo su Wired si ricostruisce la serie di attacchi informatici che  a partire da un’anonima società ucraina specializzata in software di contabilità, si propagarono in tutto il mondo colpendo infrastrutture nevralgiche per il commercio mondiale . L’inchiesta si concentra in particolare sulla crisis management della Maersk, colosso danese nei trasporti marittimi di container, nelle ore e giorni successivi all’attacco:

On the afternoon of June 27, 2017, confused Maersk staffers began to gather at that help desk in twos and threes, almost all of them carrying laptops. On the machines’ screens were messages in red and black lettering. Some read “repairing file system on C:” with a stark warning not to turn off the computer. Others, more surreally, read “oops, your important files are encrypted” and demanded a payment of $300 worth of bitcoin to decrypt them. […] All across Maersk headquarters, the full scale of the crisis was starting to become clear. Within half an hour, Maersk employees were running down hallways, yelling to their colleagues to turn off computers or disconnect them from Maersk’s network before the malicious software could infect them, as it dawned on them that every minute could mean dozens or hundreds more corrupted PCs.


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