A new ransomware WCry and Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010

Posted by Igor Bogachev on May 12, 2017 9:32:46 PM

There is another ransomware attack that has so far that hit 74 countries around the globe. This new ransomware is named WCry (also referenced under names WannaCry, WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wana Decrypt0r). The vulnerability was discovered in pretty much all the Microsoft operating systems, from Vista to Windows 10 and from Windows 2008 to Windows 2016 servers.

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Cyber Advisors Inc. recommends the following actions to our customers:

  • Immediately update both desktop and Windows systems with the Microsoft patch MS17-010 (March 14th, 2017)
  • Notify your users to be extra cautious right now – even clicking on a suspicious attachment could instigate a ransomware attack

Our engineers are directed to release the critical patches to all of our clients under an applicable managed service contract.  

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