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Percept Research Ransomware Crisis Resolution and Prevention

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 8:22:00 AM

Percept Research discovered late Friday night on February 3, 2017 that our servers were hacked by criminals located in Russia. Our web and file servers were attacked by the ‘Al Narood’ virus that stealthily infects a computer, encrypts data files, and blocks access. This form of attack is called ’ransomware’ because it renders computers unusable unless victims are willing to pay an extortion fee and obtain a decryption key to unlock the machines.

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Tags: Crisis Resolution, Ransomware