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Leonardo says it has developed a ransomware solution

By Richard Tomkins
Leonardo says it has developed a ransomware solution
Leonardo's anti-ransomware solution viruses from being propagated, intercepting execution attempts and preventing the encoding of user and system data. Photo by Maksim Kabakou/Shutterstock

May 23 (UPI) -- Leonardo says it has combined cyber-intelligence and behavioral technologies to counter the ransomware cyber-virus threat.

The solution, developed to protect Italy's Public Administration, uses RaPToR technology from security company Cyber Intuition. It stops the ransomware virus from being propagated, intercepting execution attempts and preventing the encoding of user and system data.

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Leonardo said its solution also enables restoration of data using a sophisticated recovery method in case a new type of ransomware should circumvent the recognition systems.

A Ransomware virus, dubbed WannaCry, recently compromised thousands of computers around the world in its demand for cash payments to unlock computer user data it had blocked.

Specifics about the solution developed, which was announced to the PA Forum in Rome Tuesday, were not disclosed in the company's news release .

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