By Mike Herrington
You know how they say that history has a way of repeating itself? Malware threats are no exception to that with the latest Petya/Goldeneye virus coming out on the heels of a WannaCry epidemic that hit more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries in May.
The good news is that most of the rules to protect yourself remain the same. The bad news is that many business owners still haven’t taken the needed action and are in danger.
Petya works a little differently than WannaCry. It seems the creators had more in mind than just trying to extort your money. When it infects a machine, it causes a reboot. When you try to turn your computer back on, you are immediately directed to a screen asking for payment in bitcoin. There is no option to get to anything else and the machine is rendered useless.