It’s now been identified a massive ransomware attack activated by a version of the GoldenEye or Petya ransomware is currently claiming victims across the world. Unlike other families of ransomware, GoldenEye does not encrypt individual files, but rather the entire hard drive. It then reboots it to prevent the user from accessing that information. When the encryption process is complete, GoldenEye forcefully crashes the computer and asks for $300 for the user to pay to get back to normal. There are different reports and there is no guarantee that once this is paid they will put your device back to its original state.

Recent investigations reveal that it manifests automatically from one computer to another using multiple vulnerabilities in the operating system, including the EternalBlue exploit that grabbed the headlines during the recent WannaCry virus attack.

This post from MH Computers Ltd you to let you know that you are unsafe if you are not using the most up to date Internet Security. That’s why here at MH Computers we want you to be safe and are offering BullGuard Internet Security FREE with every refurbished laptop/PC or for £7 with every PC/Laptop repair throughout July 2017 and if that’s not good enough, ALL new or refurbished laptops come with a brand new high quality 15.6″ bag.

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