Petya victims told not to pay ransom as hackers are no longer able to unlock victims’ computers

IN a new twist in the latest crippling ransomware attack spreading across the globe, victims are warning that files will not be released even if those affected pay up.

Companies across Britain, Europe and US have been crippled by the Petya virus, which locks workers out of their computers and demands payment.

The hackers request a sum of around £234 in bitcoin and email the receipt to an email address at wowsmith123456@posteo.net.

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