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Watch What Is Petya Ransomware & How Does It Spread? Video

WannaCry had a better name. Just sayin’.

“Large businesses, electricity suppliers and government agencies around the world are being affected by a strain of malware widely known as Petya. Even a chocolate factory has been hit.

“At first, it was believed that it was ransomware, because it essentially locks down an infected computer and a ransom note appears on-screen.

“The note demands $300, paid via bitcoin, in return for unlocking the infected computers.

“This attack closely mimics the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries in May.

“So, it’s ransomware, right? Well, probably not. The payment system the hackers set up is pretty much useless.”

Read more at CNet

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