Petya Ransomware Alert

Latest Ransomware Hits Australia

The latest ransomware (Petya) which is believed to have originated in Europe has spread widely throughout not only Europe but also the USA and even Australia.

With many larger companies having offices overseas it is understandable that the virus has spread to Australia. Legal firm DLA Piper as well as Cadbury have reported being infected according to a report on

The Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online website warns Australia computer users to apply the latest software updates to help protect against the ransomware. The full article with tips on how to minimise the risk of being affected can be read here on the Stay Smart Online Website.

With more and more people being connected via their computers and smart devices (Mobiles, Tablets etc.) online security is becoming increasingly important. We recommend signing up for alerts on the Stay Smart Online Website to keep up with the latest news on threats to your online safety.

Stay Safe

The Wigs Online Team

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