GoldenEye/Petya Ransomware slams worldwide users

Johannesburg, 03 Jul 2017
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GoldenEye encrypts the entire hard disk drive and denies the user access to the computer. There is also no workaround to help victims retrieve the decryption keys from the computer. After the encryption process is complete, the ransomware has a specialised routine that forcefully crashes the computer to trigger a reboot that renders the computer unusable until the $300 ransom is paid.

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Established in 1995, CONDYN is an independent company specialising exclusively in the distribution and provision of information security solutions, focusing on meeting each client's unique requirements.

The company provides products and services including the design of a total information security infrastructure, including all aspects such as firewalling, filtering, access control, authentication mechanisms, encryption technologies and host-based security.

The company's service methodology, continually revised and improved upon, has been proven time and again, and is based on its many years of experience coupled with a well-developed service ethic.

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Condyn Jorina van Rensburg (+27) 12 683 8816
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