A little over a month after WannaCry affected hundreds of thousands of devices around the world, world-wide news is reporting that a new “massive ransomware campaign” that revolves around a member of the GoldenEye and WannaCry ransomware family is “currently unfolding worldwide.”
GoldenEye is particularly nasty because it’s more thorough than other ransomware. In addition to encrypting individual files, GoldenEye also encrypts NTFS structures and “has a specialized routine that forcefully crashes the computer to trigger a reboot.” There’s currently no workaround–if your device is affected by GoldenEye, you’ll either have to cough up the $300 ransom or bid farewell to that particular computer.
Don’t be caught this time around wondering if your systems are vulnerable in a reactive manner. We at NowCloud are continually tracking DSS, FBI, US-CERT, and other sources for the latest news on vulnerabilities which impact you.
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