14 05, 2017

Protect Yourself from Ransomware [Updated]

By |2017-05-14|News, Security|

 

Wanna Cry Screenshot

Wanna Cry Screenshot

 

NEW RANSOMWARE

On May 12, 2017 a new ransomware virus called WannaCry was unleashed and it wreaked havoc on Microsoft Windows systems.  Infected computers had their important files encrypted and the user was prompted to pay a ransom to the authors of the virus in order to recover their files.

As is common, the ransom for malware removal was demanded to be paid in Bitcoin. The amount to pay increases over time to encourage prompt transfer of funds.

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