The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a free antivirus program for users of the popular Bitcoin exchange Mt.
Gox, where the cryptocurrency lost more than $2 billion in value in 2015 and 2016.
The FBI announced the offer on its website Friday afternoon.
The program is free for customers who have access to a computer with Windows 10, Mac OS X or Linux.
Goex is a cryptocurrency exchange that is popular among U.K.-based users.
The exchange’s founder, Mark Karpeles, was arrested in April 2016 and charged with running a money laundering operation that was involved in the theft of more than US$10 billion in bitcoins.
The Bitcoin network is not affected by the ransomware attack, according to the FBI, which did not name Karpels bitcoin exchange.
“The FBI is pleased to announce that the Mt.
Gox Bitcoin Exchange is offering an advanced protection against ransomware attacks for customers,” FBI Deputy Director Paul J. Wieland said in a statement.
The FBI said it is offering this free protection on computers running Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.
As of Thursday afternoon, Mt.gox had more than 50 million active users.
The Mt.gs exchange has said it will shut down its website next week after failing to secure its servers.