Dear Security Vendor Marketing Teams,

Please, stop calling it Petya. It’s not. It’s not even a variant in the FAMILY of Petya. It “may” have borrowed some code from Petya and have similar behavior, but it’s #notPetya.

And even it it does turn out to be Petya. Please stop trying to scare my clients into buying your product. That may have worked a few years ago, but they’re smarter now.

Petya is old. Like 2015 old. Stop telling me “we could have blocked Petya”. I really hope you could. That’s like telling me you could have blocked Code Red or ILoveYou from 15+ years ago.

So, please stop calling it Petya. And please stop with the scare tactics.

If absolutely necessary to address yet another EternalBlue exploit , send out 1 tweet. “#NotPetya = blocked/detected/squashed … NEXT!”

Then, Go and brush your shoulders off like the rock star security vendor that you are. Thats way more of a statement than you’re making today.

– A Tired Security Professional

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