WPS Customers Prepared for Petya Ransomware as Virus Infects PCs Globally

Impact of Ukrainian Borne Virus Reduced by Business Users of WPS Office

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12, 2017 – WPS Office Software, a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices, today announced the successful defense against data loss caused by the Petya ransomware virus by WPS Office users. The new breed of virus continues to spread rapidly and has begun to negatively affect businesses and individuals around the world. Some of the largest organizations hit include A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the largest cargo and shipping operators and FedEx’s TNT Express division.


Petya Virus Strikes with $300 Bitcoin Ransom Demand

“New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business” reads a June 28th headline in Reuters. The new Petya cyber virus has emerged suddenly and has already begun impacting businesses and individuals around the world.

The software development team at WPS Office has been closely following the exploits of Petya and remain confident that WPS Office file data is retrievable in the event of an attack. However, the company cautions that additional preventative measures can be taken to deepen one’s layers of defense.

To learn more, read the full blog at http://blog.wps.com/wps-office-users-calm-as-petya-virus-strikes-with-300-bitcoin-ransom-demand/

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Author: Andy Pan, WPS Office Software