Petya Ransomware Reportedly Spread Via Malicious Software Updates, Windows Exploits and Tools

SC Magazine | June 27, 2017

Petya has proven to be different than WannaCry, as it essentially shuts down the entire computer, says Chris Hinkley. In an interview with  SC Magazine he noted that while the ranswomare “looks like “somewhat of a WannaCry copycat,” it is potentially worse because it “for all intents and purposes turns the computer off.””