“WannaCry” Blocked by Symantec – Best Practices Against Ransomware.

A world wide cyberattack that caused chaos On May 12, 2017  is still ongoing involving a ransomware named WannaCry (aka WCry). These attacks are targeting and have affected users from various countries across the globe. The WannaCry threat will encrypt data files on infected computers and ask users to pay a $300 US ransom in bitcoin to decrypt their files. A specific exploit against this vulnerability, code-named “Eternal Blue”, and was made available through a dump of various attack tools by the group Shadow Brokers, on April 14, 2017. Analysis indicates the attack spreads through an SMB remote code execution in Microsoft Windows. This was announced and patched by Microsoft on March 14, 2017. That is two whole months where if a patch […]

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