Protect Your PC against the NotPetya Cyber Attack
What you need to know about the NotPetya Threat
New Free Certificate Course on Global Cyber-weapon Threat Published on the Alison Free Learning Platform/ MOOC platform
Galway, Ireland – June 30th 2017:
On June 27th, 2017, the NotPetya cyber-weapon began infecting thousands of computers worldwide. 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 to 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.
In May 2017, the “WannaCry” ransomware virus was released causing severe difficulties across many computer systems worldwide. The free NotPetya course is the second course in a series to help protect the public against these attacks by raising awareness and expertise in dealing with these threats.
To view the free course on the NotPetya virus, click here