[URGENT ALERT] Defend Against This Ransomware WMD NOW


  • Vendor

    Ransomware Attack Uses NSA 0-Day Exploits To Go On Worldwide Rampage

    Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity
    company F-Secure, called the attack "the biggest ransomware outbreak in
    history." This is a cyber pandemic caused by a ransomware weapon of mass
    destruction.

    FedEx Corp, Renault, Russian banks, gas stations in China, and Spanish
    telecommunications firm Telefonica which reported 85% of their systems being
    down as a result of a cyberattack earlier today, and ironically the Russian
    Interior ministry has 1,000 machines encrypted. Even the German Railways
    were infected.

    Dozens of hospitals in the UK were shut down. Cybersecurity experts have long
    used the phrase "where bits and bytes meet flesh and blood," which signifies
    a cyberattack in which someone is physically harmed.

    SUMMARY:

    Yet unknown cyber criminals have taken an NSA 0-day threat and weaponized a
    ransomware strain so that it replicates like a worm and takes over the whole
    network using the SMB protocol. There is a 2-month old MS patch that needs to
    be applied urgently if you have not done that already.

    I suggest you immediately look into this and patch your systems before your
    users fall for this phishing attack. Here is a blog post with all the
    updated details, links to patches, background, workarounds if you cannot patch,
    and the blog post is being updated close to real-time:

    https://blog.knowbe4.com/ransomware-attack-uses-nsa-0-day-exploits-to-go-on-worldwide-rampage

    On the same page is an option to download a no-charge tool to check if your
    endpoint security software protects you against ransomware infections, the
    tool is called 'RanSim'.

    This is a bad one. Let's stay safe out there.

    Warm regards,
    Stu Sjouwerman,
    Founder and CEO, KnowBe4, Inc.



  • @stus This continued to affect systems across the world all weekend long.

    Another article with ongoing details:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/15/nhs-cyber-attack-latest-authorities-warn-day-chaos-ransomware/

    Do your updates gentlepeoples.

    Has anyone been affected you know of? Make sure them backups are in order!


  • Service Provider

    @guyinpv said in [URGENT ALERT] Defend Against This Ransomware WMD NOW:

    Has anyone been affected you know of? Make sure them backups are in order!

    No one personally or directly. But loads of people on SW.


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