Another new global ransomeware virus named Petya or Goldeneye comes suddenly these days after the disturbance of Wanna Cry appeased. The Petya shows victims a note “The files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your files will be permanently destroyed” when victims open their device, Also makes many countries` leaders suffer from the data, email loss etc, not to mention to the destruction of personal privacy.
The Internet environment is so fragile that it makes huge of accounts to be hacked or attacked easily without any prediction. How can individual users to prevent against these attacks becomes a hot discussion, which also reminds users to pay attention to their accounts security, especially the passwords of their devices such as Windows, iOS or Android.
How does Petya ransomeware in user`s device? Here is a video that shows for you:
What can we do to stop the attacks from cyber ransomeware hackers?
1.Back up all of you data regularly. It is necessary for users to create secure backups of data, because you won`t get your data or files back no matter what you do, like encrypted before or even pay for them. You can easily make files and data backups with an USB or Cloud. If you use USB or hard drives just remember to leave the disk away from your computers because ransomeware will hack them too. If your data lose before the attack and you want to find them back, Hard Drive Data Recovery will be your guide. iCloud storage is an option, but having a high-level protection methods such as using Password Manager For Offices to encrypt your files or two-factor authentication are more advisable.
2.Update your system including Windows, iOS and Android and software system. Microsoft software released a patch for the security loophole on April, 2017 but few Windows users have installed it and most of them are the biggest part of Petya or WannaCry victims. Windows users can go to Control Panel (Windows 7) or Windows Settings (Windows 8, 8.1 or 10), open Windows Update or Updates and Security, and check for recent patches.
3.Keep your eyes on social media. Most of ransomeware is coming from social media such as emails with a link that apply for your sensitive information, for example telling you that you need to change your password by clicking the link. You should pay attention to those weird information, especially the domain name of the websites which are real and fake.
4.Basic device protection. Another common reason of being attacked is the unconscious of your device basic protection-admin password. According to the recent report about politicians who are suffering from Petya ransomeware, most of them use easy words or digits such as taking “snoopy” or “123456” as their important accounts` password. It will be too late for you to save the situation when you receive the note in the morning of someday. You can change your password regularly, or reuse the password for those public accounts if you are confused about forgetting. But I recommend you should at least know How To Manage Passwords in a better way. If you are a Windows users and have trouble in Windows password recovery, follow Windows Password Recovery. If you want to reset a stronger windows password, How To Bypass Windows Password With Password Reset Tool will help you a lot.