Petya Ransomware Hits Companies In Europe and US
One of the latest versions of Ransomware is hitting computers today in hospitals, markets, banks and homes all over the world. Symantec experts have confirmed the Petya ransomware is using the same exploit that was used in a previous attack called WannaCry.
If you use a personal computer for work or business, you will want to upgrade your system to the latest Microsoft Security Patch as soon as possible. The last thing you want to see on your screen is a message stating, “Your files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted,” and demanding a $300 ransom in the Bitcoin digital currency.
How to prevent an attack
- Immediately upgrade your windows system to the latest security patch. Microsoft Security Patch here.
- Upgrade/install the latest anti-virus software.