Ransomware Smackdown: NotPetya Not as Bad as WannaCry

Microsoft says the outbreak of NotPetya - aka SortaPetya, Petna, ExPetr, GoldenEye, Nyetya and Diskcoder.C - that began June 27 resulted in "a less widespread attack" than WannaCry, aka WannaCrypt. That was despite NotPetya being even more sophisticated than WannaCry - by many security experts' reckoning - as well as NotPetya targeting the same EternalBlue server message block exploit in Windows that had enabled WannaCry to spread far and fast. By way of explanation, Microsoft surmises in a blog post...