The ransomware attacks keep coming, posing huge threats and new challenges to businesses around the world. After the WannaCry worm affected hundreds of thousands of computers last month, it’s the turn of a new, more advanced attack to stop businesses in their tracks.
Petya, as some analysts are calling the latest wave of attacks, infects computers and locks down their hard drives. It demands a $300 ransom in the anonymous digital currency, Bitcoin. According to researchers, the ransomware virus is a worm that infects networks by “moving from computer to computer”.
Law-enforcement and cybersecurity experts agree that victims should never pay ransom …read more
Source: Gulf times