Losses from virus attacks Petya.A in the world to reach 8 billion U.S. dollars

Expert on information security and combating cyber threats Vitaly Yakushev said that from virus attacks Petya.In A world affected more than 60 countries. Losses from virus attacks he estimated at 8 billion dollars, reports TSN.

Also, according to him, the first major hacker attack took place in Ukraine in 2014, on information systems of the CEC.

As reported, on June 27, Ukrainian banks, energy companies, government Internet resources and local network of the Ukrainian media and other large enterprises has undergone a massive hacker attack from spreading the virus Petya.A, which blocks work of the computer systems. The virus is spreading in Russia, England, India and other countries of Europe and Asia.

Virus Petya.And encrypts the data on the computer and demands a ransom. The security professionals suggest nothing to pay – no keys after paying money to the owners of infected computers do not receive.

The Chairman of the Global programme of the United Nations on cybersecurity Neal Walsh said that investigators still can’t identify the initiators of the recent global cyber attacks, but the strategy of the attackers indicates that not money was the main motive for their actions.

According to the national police for the last two days 1508 legal entities and individuals turned to him, statements about the blockage of the computers who were victims of major hacking attacks, spreading virus Petya.A.