Purchasing and transacting in bitcoin can be fraught, especially for the uninitiated.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2017
San Francisco-based technology training firm, AcademyX Inc., is proud to announce an innovative rebate program for the 'WannaCry' ransomware that has been afflicting computers across the United States and other countries. The malware has been spreading globally, encrypting the files on users’ computers and requiring a ransom payment to unlock them. AcademyX sent an email to its customer base of 22,000 subscribers, offering to pay the bitcoin ransom in full if necessary.
"It's terrible to think about losing, for example, photos of your kids -- with your only recourse being to give your credit card number to a company you've never heard of so you can get $300 worth of a digital currency you don't know how to use. Even then, you’re relying on a cybercriminal to decrypt your data," explains AcademyX CEO Stephen Fraga, who has followed bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies since their early inception.
To learn more about AcademyX, visit https://www.academyx.com/. To inquire about this bitcoin offer vis-a-vis the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack, visit the 'contact us' page and either call or email in and mention 'WannaCry.' Offer is limited to the first twenty five inquiries or when reserved funds have expired.
AcademyX has provided pro bono volunteer help to schools and nonprofits in the past, but according to Fraga, “as a training company, we love to solve the frustrations our students have with technology and we saw this as an opportunity to use our technology expertise to help our customers solve a potentially devastating problem. While paying a ransom does incentivize future malware attacks, and should only be a last resort, we understand that sometimes you don't have any other options."
BITCOIN EXPERIENCE TO ASSIST THOSE AFFLICTED BY 'WANNACRY' RANSOMWARE
"Purchasing and transacting in bitcoin can be fraught, especially for the uninitiated, and as a 17-year old business with experience working with bitcoin and training others how to use it, we are happy to serve our customers as a trusted partner in helping them deal with this,” continued Fraga.
Because of the company's experience with technology, including bitcoin, it is ideally positioned to help those afflicted by this ransomware attack, and help turn this problem into a 'teachable moment' about technology and security for the greater public.
AcademyX provides MS Office, Adobe, and web development training to its customers located around Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose. The company encourages its customers to call 800-716-4324 for help with the malware. To learn more about specific training, visit https://www.academyx.com.