Hackers and cybercriminals continued tapping into new techniques last month to essentially break into IT networks, if not cripple some of those.Its not just Petya following in WannaCrys footsteps, either. But since that ransomware turned wiper malware certainly grabbed the spotlight, it took the top slot in HIMSS roster of threat, vulnerability and mitigation issues in the June 2017 Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report.While we are getting better at cybersecurity defense, cybercriminals are raising the bar in terms of their attacks, HIMSS Director of Privacy and Security Lee Kim said.Whether you call it plain old Petya, or the more enigmatic NotPetya or ExPetr monikers, the attack that originally looked to be ransomware, it is now widely understood, is of an even more destructive nature: wiper malware. Although one does get a ransom note demanding ransom, there appears to be no way for the malware operators to provide a decryption key, according to HIMSS report. Additionally, a vaccine has been widely publicized.

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