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Petya

Petya GoldenEye Ransomware

Ukraine blames Russia for last week’s ‘ransomware’ attack

July 3rd, 2017

Last week, a new ransomware attack similar to the WannaCry scare from a few weeks ago hit targets around the world. It all started with Ukraine, where public and state institutions were first hit, but the virus quickly spread to international companies as well. Soon after investigators started looking at the Petya ransomware code and …

Petya ransomware: expert analysis

Experts say Petya ransomware is just a ‘test’ for something much worse

June 28th, 2017

A new ransomware attack, modeled after the recent WannaCry exploit, has hit thousands of organizations and users worldwide. But according to a handful of security experts, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. The ransomware attack, which encrypts users’ files and demands a ransom to unlock them, could just be a test attack, or cover …

Global Ransomware Attack

How to protect your Windows computer against the recent malware attack

June 28th, 2017

A new wave of ransomware attacks swept the world on Tuesday, starting with Ukraine and spreading to other regions of the world. The attack was immediately compared to last month’s WannaCry, but that’s not quite the case, as the new ransomware isn’t as viral. Researchers already found a stupid simple way to protect Windows machines …