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27/06/2017

Petya / Goldeneye Ransomeware Resurgence.

Today a new strain of some older ransomeware code has been released onto the Internet.  It's had a wide ranging impact on some major business names across the World and continues to do so.

The virus seems to be spreading through email, utilising a link to Dropbox.  Once the link is clicked and the payload delivered and automatically installed, it's then using the customers network to spread further.

We recommend that you remind your users that Ransomeware is prevalent and that they shouldn't click the link if they are not 100% sure of the sender or if anything in the process looks out of place.

All of our customers using our DC Sentry service, including those businesses based in Cambridge, should be safe from these attacks however user education and awareness is an equal defence.