Petya Ransomware and Its Infection

Petya Ransomware is a vicious form of the virus that locks a computer’s hard drive as well as individual data files stored on it. And we are seeing that the widespread attack affected global and national organisations including the Ukranian National Bank, British advertising firm WPP and logistics company Maersk.

What is Petya?

Petya is more than typical Ransomware or we can say that it’s upgraded version of WannaCry.
It has been in existence since 2016. Ransomware only encrypt the data files but Petya ransomware doesn’t just encrypt files, it also overwrites and encrypts the master boot record (MBR).

You can see in this image how the hackers demanding $300 bitcoins to recover affected files from Petya Ransomware.

Petya Ransomware
Credit: Setupactivate

How does Petya spread and infect computers?

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Why We Need an Antivirus in Computer

One of the most common causes for failures or issues in computers is the lack of antivirus security software, or expired antivirus security software. It is an issue which is often overlooked and has dire consequences for the unfortunate computer owner.

What Is a Virus?

These days there are too many different categories of virus. So, what is a virus? A virus is usually hidden programm, and can do a number of things, as it relates to the health of the computer or PC. A few examples are provided below:

How To Protect Your Accounts

Nobody preferences being the casualty of a wrongdoing. Be that as it may, while we make a move straight away if our house is broken into or if our bank cards are missing or stolen, we may not generally acknowledge promptly on the off chance that somebody has taken advantage of our super or got to our own data on the web.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. Secure passwords are the way to your computerized life. Make certain to secure your data by using the tips gave in this article.

This is section 2 in a progression of blog entries we will distribute on different themes went for teaching you on the most proficient method to protect your accounts.

How to protect password

What you need to be aware of

Most people are aware of spamming, but a lot of people may not be so familiar with phishing.

EMAIL FRAUD – “PHISHING”

Phishing describes cybercriminals’ attempts to fraudulently acquire your personal information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business in electronic communications including email, texts or instant messages.