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Protecting Yourself from Petya Ransomeware

Apparently stemming from the theft and distribution of NSA hacking tools by the group known as the Shadow Brokers, the ransomware known as "Petya" has emerged from the Ukraine, striking victims across Western Europe and the United States.

Petya's corporate victims including prominent global corporations including: Maersk Shipping, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Cadbury Chocolates, and the prominent law firm DLA Piper.

Microsoft has released a patch to address the vulnerability. Here's what is currently known about Petya and the suggested actions recommended to mitigate your business's exposure to Petya:

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