Hacker News is hosting a video tutorial on how to remove the ransomware infection.
The ransomware attack is taking a heavy toll on businesses in the Houston area, with the city experiencing $2 billion in damages.
The video begins by showing the installation of a file that takes control of computers in the local network.
After the installation is complete, the malware can access information stored on the victim’s computer and demand payment to unlock the data.
Hackers are using a technique known as DDoS to force their way into a network.
The infected computer can then be rebooted, with data being downloaded onto another computer.
In some cases, hackers are able to encrypt files before opening them.
However, the ransomware has been detected on computers that have been connected to the Internet for more than 24 hours.
In a statement to ABC News, the FBI said the bureau is investigating the malware.
“It is possible that these are new ransomware infections originating from China, as we have been hearing from some business owners that they were infected earlier today,” FBI Acting Director of Public Affairs Kevin M. Phillips said in a statement.
“This could indicate that new variants of ransomware are emerging, and they are likely to be of a much higher level than the previous variants.”
A separate investigation from the FBI found a new variant of ransomware, dubbed “BlackEnergy,” was also found in two Texas communities.
The FBI also warned the public not to connect to the infected servers.
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