The more we learn about it, the worse it looks. According to the article linked in this post, the NotPetya virus is not ransomware, but rather a cyberwarfare tactic. Reports are surfacing that even after you pay your ransom in bitcoins to the perpetrator the virus is still very capable of wiping your machine long after you shell the cash out. Not only this, the malware has the capability to spread through your entire corporate network causing mayhem to all vital data that is essential to the day-to-day operations of your business. It starts on a users machine and weasels its way to shares, files, and servers in no particular order. User vigilance and preemptive protection in the form of antivirus is the truest form of relief against any cyber attack. If you have any questions or are a SMB looking for AV software please be sure to contact us through our website or by phone at 503-594-0277.
Source: Petya: Is it ransomware or cyberwarfare? | CSO Online