Preactive IT Solutions Protecting Houston Businesses from “Petya” Ransomware Attack

Houston, TX, June 28, 2017 –(PR.com)– National and International companies have been paralyzed and majorly affected for the second time within two months. There are measures that companies can take to ensure this does not happen to them.

A ransomware attack known as “Petya” has caused significant turmoil to many businesses both internationally and nationally. The malevolent software company has spread to organizations such as the food company- Mondelez, legal firm- DLA Piper and Danish, and shipping and transport firm- Maersk. The program is causing systems and networks to lock up and ultimately putting a halt to production.

Occurring within weeks of another major cyber-attack, WannaCry, companies are becoming crippled as a result of both events. “Petya” spreads in networks using Microsoft Windows. There are protections that business owners and operators can take to ensure cyber-attacks such as these are prevented from the operations end of a business.

“Petya and other viruses like it, spread via email. They lure the unsuspecting recipient into opening an infected attachment. To protect our customers, all incoming emails are processed through a sophisticated security system before they reach the customer network. This is just one of several ways we protect networks.” – Charles Swihart, Preactive IT Solutions

Because of these attacks, Preactive IT Solutions is conducting security assessments for local businesses.

Preactive IT Solutions is a local managed service firm providing security services to businesses in the Houston area to prevent being susceptible to attacks such as these.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Swihart at (281) 494-1155 or email at swihart@preactiveit.com.


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