CCEX Alert: Ransomware outbreak – “WannaCry”

“WannaCry” attack hits 74 countries

Hundreds of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday. Infected computer files are encrypted and a ransom payment is required to decrypt the files. The infection is spreading through a Microsoft vulnerability called “EternalBlue”.  Microsoft released a patch in March, but many computers have yet to install the necessary patch.

Where can I get more information:

What can I do to prevent this infection:

  1. Click your start button
  2. Type “Updates”
  3. Click “Check for updates”
  4. Click “Install updates”
  5. Reboot when prompted

By: Jeffrey Pena

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