The outbreak seems to have begun in Ukraine.
- noted in the company.
Among other objects in Ukraine, the extortion virus Petya has chosen the radiation monitoring system of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as its target. According to the head of the NPP shift, Vladimir Ilchuk, after the attack, the team came in to turn off all computers in the workplaces of personnel. According to him, some devices were infected with a virus, but there is no radiation threat.
In accordance with the ESET rating of countries affected by the virus, Ukraine ranks first, followed by Italy, Israel, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Argentina, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Russia is located on the 14-th position.
Petya caused a large-scale attack on oil, telecommunications and financial companies in various countries: it blocks computers and requires an unlock amount of Bitcoins equivalent to 300 dollars.