Security experts who are analyzing the recent attack using Petya.2017 say it is not ransomware as initially believed, but a malware attack that wipes data from systems and thus more injurious than ransomware,

Three major healthcare data security firms—Comae Technologies, Symantec and Tom Walsh Consulting—are among others that have released guidance on the Petya.2017 virus affecting industries across the globe, including the U.S. healthcare system.

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