A new virus attack quickly conquered the world. Government agencies and businesses have been hit by a variety of Ransomware virus, called Petya. This is malware that captures the important files on the computer system and then asks the victim to pay $ 300 in Bitcoin to restore the access to these files.
The new virus, identified by the Bitdefender computer security company, and also called the Golden Eye (GoldenEye), has two layers of encryption. It locks files as well as the whole file system on your computer.
The malicious code forces the infected computer to be restarted as soon as the virus is installed, so as to be prompted to pay as soon as possible. Some experts claim that there is a hidden Trojan in the virus that steals usernames and passwords.
This is the second global attack for the past two months. It happens after the WannaCry attack, which struck more than 200 000 computers and block hospitals, banks, universities and other important institutions. Like WannaCry, Petya affects only computers running on the Windows operating system.
We strongly recommend you to upgrade your computer to the latest Windows update. And if you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact one of our computer specialists. We at AB Studio are always here to help you!