ransomware

How to stop NotPetya from encrypting your files

After being praised for not having a kill switch, it appears the NotPetya ransomware has a weakness after all. When it starts running, the malware checks for its own filename. If found, it then stops encrypting. Researchers are not totally sure they have found the real filename, but so far they found one that works …

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Petya variant ransomware spreads fast across Europe

Hot on the heels of WannaCry is a variant Petya Ransomware and it’s spreading across the world. The ransomware first attacked in Ukraine, and reports are now coming in from other countries. The Petya/GoldenEye malware encrypts both the drive and files then demands a $300 ransom in Bitcoin. Cyber security companies have identified the ransomware …

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Tech Support scammers use WannaCry in tricks

Scammers have started using the WannaCry ransomware attacks to lure their victims, Action Fraud UK reports. They come purporting to be from Microsoft, then make you pay for free removal software. One person has already reported having lost £320 to the scammers. The window, that could not be closed, said the victim had been affected …

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