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“Another widespread ransomware attack is threatening to wreak havoc across the world.
Businesses and government agencies have been hit with a variation of the Petya ransomware — that is, malware that holds crucial files hostage. The malware is demanding $300 in bitcoin before victims can regain access.
The new ransomware, identified by security firm Bitdefender as GoldenEye, has two layers of encryption, researchers said. It locks up both your files and your computer’s file system.”
“Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin.
In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online.
Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March, but many systems may not have been updated.”
Full article on the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39901382
WINDOWS 10 CREATORS update is available to download now, however, Microsoft are warning some users to stay clear.
A new urgent Microsoft message has been released, urging users without a tech background to avoid downloading the new Windows 10 Creators update manually.
The new patch has been available for two weeks now but Microsoft are wary of those who may not know enough about the update to be able to work through the general issues when installing the code.
This is due to the fact that older machines may not be compatible with the Windows 10 patch, running the risk of creating big issues for those who go ahead and download it.
The tech giant has removed the automatic upgrade option from PCs that they think may struggle, although that hasn’t barred access entirely.
read more from source: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/798297/Windows-10-Creators-update-download-Microsoft-warning