Petya-like ransomware unleashes hell on Windows PC users

July 13, 2016

A malware threat dubbed Satana is your latest security worry, Kaspersky has warned, especially if you’re a Windows PC user.

The malware, once it gains access to a PC, encrypts files and corrupts the Windows Master Boot Record (MBR), which prevents computers booting the operating system.

Kaspersky said that Satana, which means Satan in Russian and led the firm to suggest that it may have Russian origins, is similar to the previously seen Petya ransomware.

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