Symantec found a “vaccine” against the virus-the extortionerUncategorized June 29, 2017
KIEV. June 28. UNN. Anti-virus company Symantec claims to have found a way to stop the spread of the virus, which had infected the system of large Ukrainian companies and state institutions, reports UNN with posolennym to “BBC Ukraine”.
“In order to stop the spread of the virus on the computer, the user must create an empty file with the name” perfc “with the parameter” read-only “in the folder C: Windows”, — stated in the message.
It is worth noting that Symantec called the decision a “vaccine” against the virus, which encrypts data on the user’s computer in exchange for the decryption requires to pay $ 300.
Experts of other companies operating in Haluziia cyber security, confirm that the method works. But this “vaccine” will protect you against the virus only personal computers. However, they remain a carrier of the virus, meaning they can infect other machines on your network. How to stop cyber attacks in General is not yet clear.
As he wrote UNN a large-scale cyber attack on corporate network and to the authorities of Ukraine are stopped .
We will remind, on June 27, a number of state authorities, financial institutions and large enterprises, including international airports have mass cyber attacks . As a result, Netpolice opened a criminal case for intervention in work of computer networks.