New Ransomware "Petya" Spreading Fast‼

A ransomware called "Petya" is spreading fast, just like the "WannaCrypt" ransomware, more info on that here. Ransomware is a type of computer virus that limits what you can do with your computer until you pay money, in this case, this one encrypts your files until you pay for a decryption key. Encrypting data scrambles it so that it cannot be read without the decryption key. This ransomware, just like WannaCrypt, uses a security flaw patched in March by Microsoft in Windows to spread.

An image of the ransomware:

Staying Safe

We recommend that you read this information now to prevent your devices from being infected.

More information

This video by danooct1 demonstrates the ransomware in action:

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