It has been an unanticipated day for millions of users across the globe as a massive ransomware targeted 99 countries, small and large companies including healthcare hospitals and telecom companies.
A relatively unusual kind of ransomware cyber-attack has taken the world by storm, causing calamities in National Health Service hospitals and businesses around the UK, and advancing to telecommunications in Spain, where it shambled the largest telecom company Telefonica, along with Telenor in Hungary.
What is WannaCry Ransomware?
It's a dangerous ransomware which encrypts each and every file and folder on your computer and makes them inaccessible to you. To decrypt the files and folders, WannaCry Hackers are demanding $300 worth of Bitcoins.
It's a ransomware which completely encrypts your data. To decrypt the data encrypted, WannaCry Hackers are demanding $300 value of Bitcoin.
Wanna Cryptor, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry or Wcry has infected thousands of computers worldwide, causing millions of dollars of damage. Kaspersky Lab said more than 90 countries had been affected so far and there seems to be no stop to the ransomware.
The enormous malware that engulfed Europe, Asia and other parts of the world appears to be spreading at a faster rate than anticipated by security experts. Cyber security experts have long warned regarding a ransomware attack, and it appears that their worst fears have now taken full effect.
If you are using Microsoft Windows system, please read this alert in detail.
If you are not using Microsoft Windows system, please ignore this alert.
We have already aware of WannaCry issue and have already quickly scanned servers and updated firewall to protect all client.
Preventive measures for individual users
1. Perform routine backup.
Disconnect their storage device right after backup.
2. Apply latest Windows security update.
Direct links for downloading patch for individual Windows versions are provided (exceptional Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8 patch also released):
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ (scroll down to the bottom)
3. Ensure that anti-virus or Internet security application is installed, and have its signature updated
Although updated firewall, we highly recommend that customers download and update Microsoft patches immediately by yourself. If we have further actions, we will contact with you via Email.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via ticket system.
MangoXchange Network & Security
Monday, May 15, 2017
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