Depending on how one looks at the world, coincidence is either a common thing or doesn’t exist at all. In the world of cyberthreats, it would seem the latter is the more common conclusion. New research shows the NotPetya ransomware attack, as well as a disruption of Ukraine’s power grid, are linked together by one common denominator.
Security researchers often wonder if there are any hidden connections between recent disruptive cyber threat events. In early 2017, the NotPetya ransomware outbreak caused a massive problem on a global scale. Numerous institutions and companies were affected by this malware, which attempted to extract Bitcoin from all of its victims.