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VIRUS ALERT: WORLDWIDE “PETYA” RANSOMWARE ATTACK

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Yesterday, cyber criminals launched yet another ransomware attack targeting businesses and government agencies across the globe.  This virus, dubbed the “Petya,” “NotPetya,” “Petna,” or “Petrwrap” virus, exploits the “Eternal Blue” vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows system — the same weakness recently targeted by the WannaCry virus. Petya also tries to sidestep security patches by launching attacks through other avenues.  If successful, the ransomware spreads rapidly across the network and demands $300, paid in Bitcoin, to save the computer files from eternal encryption.

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