NATO wants to respond to Petya Ransomware Attack

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NATO wants to respond to Petya Ransomware Attack

Following the massive raid on Eastern Europe last week, researchers are reaching a consensus that the incident was cyber attack for political reasons. NATO wants to respond to Petya Ransomware Attack.

According to CNBC, the NATO Cyber Defense Cooperation Center (CCD COE) recently issued a statement saying  NATO wants to respond to Petya Ransomware Attack, the attack was made by a state actor or a group with state approval.

Development means that the cyber attack could be considered an act of war, prompting Article 5 of the Washington Treaty and NATO allies to respond massively.

“As the main government operations have been directed, the operation is assigned to a state that could include a violation of sovereignty,” wrote Tomáš Minárik, a researcher at the COE CCD office.

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“Consequently, this could be an international offense, which could provide several selected options to return to nation countermeasures.”

The bill puts the COE CCD, a NATO-funded security information technology research center near Estonia, in agreement with investigators opening on details of the attack. NATO wants to respond to Petya Ransomware Attack.

The Petya virus was apparently addressed to central Ukrainian organizations instead of a wide range of rescue targets and Ukraine suffered the impact of the attack.

This fact, near basic mistakes that make the rescue seem a weak reason, for a campaign of this order and complexity, makes it appear that computer criminals involved are not to blame.

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“Development was not too complex, but still complicated and high enough to have been run by hackers equipped and not affiliated by habit,” the Center wrote in the statement.

“Cybercriminals are not the basis of this unless the method for getting the ransom was so badly planned that the rescue apparently did not even cover the cost of the operation.”

Russia can support the campaign, given its history of military and computer attacks in Ukraine, although there is no real evidence to demonstrate the involvement of the Russian government.

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