Homeland Security Reports Multiple Ransomware Infections

According to a press release issued yesterday by the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has reported that it “has received multiple reports of ransomware infections, known as Bad Rabbit, in many countries around the world.”

Per the release, US-CERT noted that the virus is “a suspected variant of Petya, Bad Rabbit is ransomware—malicious software that infects a computer and restricts user access to the infected machine until a ransom is paid to unlock it.”

Click here to learn more about how you can combat this current slew of new cyber attacks, and to read the full release on the US Department of Homeland Security Web site.

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