Petya Ransomware

Malware is not a new ocxurence.The first pc virus in the wild-a boot swctor virus by the name Brain was spotted back in 1986 and malware has been an absolute menace ever since.

The war between software companies and malware developers is a never ending battle as the former beefs up security,the latter finds new ways to exploit loopholes in their software’s code.

What is Ransomware?

The latestthreat is in the form of ransomware-a type of malicious sofyware designed to completely block access to a computer until the user pays a sum of money.They prefef to obtain payment through Bitcoin as it is difficult to trace.

Many companies in europe and us have been massively affected by an attack from a ransomware known as “Petya”.

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