This title sounds like the character in fantasy movie. Petya the destroyer: Wiper attack in disguise is really out to kill data
But it isn’t a fantasy. It is the next wave of cyber crime.
Researchers from leading infosec firms have arrived at the same conclusion: the ransomware attack that goes by the labels Petya and GoldenEye is really out to destroy systems.
Unlike WannaCry, Petya, (or GoldenEye, or NotPetya) is not ransomware. It doesn’t encrypt your data, it wipes your disk.
A good reason not to pay ransoms; you might not get the data back anyway.
So how do you protect against a wiper? You have backups of your data. On site. Off site. Multiple copies of anything you think is important.