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By SecureWorld News Team
Thu | Jul 13, 2017 | 10:33 AM PDT

In this case, the patch was the problem.

Business Insights explains:

Here’s a salutary reminder for all businesses.

Just because a malware outbreak has begun to fade away from the newspaper headlines, doesn’t mean your troubles are over.  Many firms can continue to suffer long afterwards.

In late June, a malware attack crippled businesses and critical infrastructure in Ukraine at astonishing speed.

Initially suspected of being a similar ransomware attack to the WannaCry outbreak seen the month before, the malware (variously named as Petya, NotPetya or GoldenEye by security vendors) appears to have been launched through a malicious automatic update to a popular Ukrainian accounting software tool called MeDoc.