OK, after 24 hours of monitoring this new Petya ransomworm outbreak, I am calling it.
This has been brewing under the surface for a few years, but now we are dealing with open cyber warfare here. Like it or not, as an IT Pro, you have just found yourself on the frontline of 21-st century war.
The Ukraine is locked in a bitter proxy fight with Russia since the annex of the Crimean peninsula and the separatist war in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s GRU, the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is likely behind this.
Like it or not, as an IT Pro, you have just found yourself on the front line of 21-st century war.