Petya attack calls for an emergency plan
Recently, the cyber ransomwares are rampant in the global cyberspace. Data leakage and network breakdown resulted from the viruses cause severe financial losses to network operators, and present a significant challenge in global cyberspace safety. In May, WannaCry Ransomware attacked over 150 countries, including the UK and Ukraine, and users in China were also influenced. When the world is still in the shadow of WannyCry, a new ransomware, which is regarded as a variant of Petya virus, has already spread across the world. The new ransomware has attacked the UK, Ukraine, Russia, Denmark and other countries. The newest Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report indicates that China is faced with the severest attack of cybercrimes among the countries in the emerging markets. This article will briefly introduce the structure of the Emergency Response Plan, and summarize the basic legal obligations of the companies mainly under the Cybersecurity Law and relevant regulations in preventing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. It will also provide experienced instructions on implementing the material steps for responding to cybersecurity incidents.