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Petya Ransomware was part of a new wave of cyber-attacks that had hit computer servers all across Europe, locking up computer data and crippling enterprise services in the corporate sector.

  1. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it.
  2. When a computer is infected, the Ransomware encrypts important documents and files and then demands a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, for a digital key needed to unlock the files
  3. Ukraine and Russia are the worst affected, though the attack has also impacted some companies in the US and other Western European countries

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