Microsoft has touted the multi-layered defense strategy of Windows 10, saying that the increased security of its latest operating system against ransomware attacks make it a "worthy upgrade".
Researchers from Positive Technologies have found a way to decrypt files affected by the NotPetya ransomware that struck at the end of June. Currently, the solution is too technical for most people.
Ukrainian security forces have alleged that Russia was behind the Petya attack which crippled systems in both of the Slavic countries.The SBU claims it has found a link between the attack and Russia.
From Windows for Warships and the fiery flagship, to ransomware resurgence, the social TV network, and a portal to another dimension, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Following the recent Petya ransomware attack, Microsoft has detailed the extent and functioning of the outbreak, recovery options for infected machines, and the multi-layered defense in Windows 10.
It's no longer possible to pay the hacker(s) of yesterday's ransomware attack to have your files decrypted. The hacker(s) can no longer access their email account to decrypt your files.
A new ransomware attack is currently causing havoc with multiple organisations across Europe, including banks, airlines, utilities and airports. 'Petya' is largely concentrated in Ukraine and Russia.
A new variant of the Petya ransomware has recently surfaced, called 'GoldenEye.' The program exploits macros and manipulates the boot process to further convince victims to pay up.
The developers behind the Petya and Mischa ransomware have recently opened their cybercrime program to the public, allowing anyone to join them and further spread the program for a profit.
The developers behind the Petya and Mischa ransomware have leaked the decryption keys of its rival program Chimera. The hack also enabled them to integrate some of its code onto their own program.
According to security experts, the utilization of ransomware by cybercriminals is rapidly rising. This is reportedly due to the openness of source codes, as well as the large money criminals get.
A new type of ransomware has recently been discovered, and is bundled along with the Petya ransomware. If a user rejects admin privileges, a backup malware will kick in, encrypting a user's files.
A new type of ransomware has been discovered that encrypts entire hard drives instead of individual files. Dubbed Petya, the ransomware also encrypts data during the operating system boot process.