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Protect Your PC against the NotPetya Cyber Attack

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Protect Your PC against the NotPetya Cyber Attack
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  • On June 27th, 2017, the NotPetya cyber-weapon began infecting thousands of computers world-wide. NotPetya initially appeared to be ransomware, as the virus claimed to be holding computer files hostage until a sum was paid, but it soon became clear that even upon payment, files would not be returned to the user. Thus, NotPetya has been labelled a cyber-weapon, due to its intention to wreak chaos and havoc.

    This free online course will teach you about how the NotPetya virus has been spread, what the virus does once it takes hold of a network, and furthermore, what you can do prevent an attack. If your computer has already been infected by the NotPetya virus, you will learn about potential solutions that may be able to assist you in the restoration of your device.

    This free online course will be of great interest to those who believe they may be at risk to ransomware and cyber-attacks, those who wish to protect themselves from NotPetya, or those who wish to better understand how these cyber-attacks take place.

  • After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognise what Petya is;
    • Identify where the majority of NotPetya attacks took place;
    • Explain the purpose of the Windows tool CHKDSK;
    • Define ransomware;
    • Identify who developed the EternalBlue exploit and who leaked the EternalBlue exploit;
    • Explain what SMB stands for;
    • Discuss the differences between Petya and NotPetya;
    • Identify the different methods NotPetya uses to gain access to your system, as well as what NotPetya does to your computer system;
    • Recognise the preventive measures for avoiding a NotPetya attack, as well as what to do following a NotPetya attack.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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