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Last week, many worldwide systems were victims of the malicious „WannaCrypt” (also known as „WannaCry”) ransomware attack. This attack locks the machine, encrypting all the files and asking for a ransom to be paid.

This has had wide reaching and devastating consequences. According to cover iphone x pelo Europol, there samsung j5 custodia amazon a have been a reported 200,000 victims of the attack across over 150 countries. This is easily one of the largest scale virus or malware attacks in years, if not ever.

The aforementioned victims have been custodia cover iphone 11 pro max varied. One of the highest profile casualties has been the NHS in England. This has affected 47 NHS trusts in England and 13 in Scotland, which equates to one in five.

As expected, this has resulted in considerable disruption due to the reliance on the NHS IT systems and patient data. This included several operations being cancelled and appointments and schedules severely cover divertenti iphone 6 affected.

Any disruption certainly was not limited just to the UK as organisations across the globe have been affected. Renault had to „shut down factories across Europe” in the wake to the attack. Hitachi are another who fell victim to the cyberattack, along with US global samsung galaxy s8 hoesje custodia samsung j6+ courier FedEx.

What is ransomware

Ransomware is a particularly nasty form of virus or malware.

The reason it gets its name is that once infected, all custodia cover samsung a5 files on the machine in question are locked and held to ransom. A message is displayed on the screen asking for payment either in real currency or in bitcoin for cover samsung galaxy j7 2016 silicone the files to be unlocked.

There have been a number of different examples of ransomware, just one example being the Cryptolocker virus.

All of these exhibit the same characteristics, with the virus preventing access to the machine and asking for a ransom to remove it. The message displayed will also issue a countdown timer threatening immediate action or all files will be deleted. This is a legitimate threat and one to be taken seriously.

Is it also worth noting that, like any virus infection, this can spread very quickly throughout a custodia cover samsung s4 network and infect other machines.

The current situation

As it currently stands on Monday 15th, there have been a reported 200,00 victims of the attack across more than 150 countries since Friday when the first reports of iphone 3 back cover removal the infection started to surface.

There is still a concern that this number will increase with people returning to work and switching on their computers to find they have been infected.

It has been established that a vulnerability in certain versions cover carbonio iphone 6 of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP in particular) has been targeted by this virus. Microsoft have now released a security update to resolve this.

Microsoft have released the following information.

„Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful. Microsoft worked throughout the day to ensure we understood the attack and were taking all possible actions to protect our customers. Additionally, we are taking the highly custodia cover huawei p8 unusual step of providing a security update for all customers cover wood iphone 5c to protect Windows platforms that are in custom support only, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003. Customers running Windows 10 were not targeted by the attack today.

In March, we released a security update which addresses the vulnerability that these attacks are exploiting. Those who have Windows Update enabled are protected against attacks on this vulnerability. custodia in pelle per samsung galaxy s3 For those organizations who have not yet applied the security update, we suggest you immediately deploy Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17 custodia samsung galaxy a 40 010.

For customers using Windows Defender, we released cover in legno iphone 5 an update earlier today which detects this threat as Ransom:Win32/WannaCrypt. As an additional „defense in depth” measure, keep up to date anti malware software installed iphone 6 moschino cover on your machines. Customers running anti malware software from any number of security companies can confirm with their provider, that they are protected.”

The major anti virus providers such as Webroot, BitDefender and Webroot have issued statements that they provide protection against the virus so if people custodia s4 samsung originale have updated anti virus software, they will be protected.

Another recent revelation is that a „kill switch” has been identified in the software, which has effectively halted the spread of the virus.

How you can stay protected

We have the following advice to ensure you are protected:

Always ensure your Antivirus software is up to date you can usually force a manual update as well, rather than waiting for a scheduled update.

Always ensure your computer has the latest updates cover samsung galaxy s3 neo in silicone whether that is Windows Updates, or MacOS updates. Again, if you are unsure when the last updates check/installation was performed, run a manual check.

Ensure your servers are up to date Coretek clients, our ServiceDesk team have been working overtime to make sure this was done over the weekend, and we continue to ensure updates are deployed.

Ensure any firewalls are switched on and have the latest updates installed.

Don’t click on any rogue or suspicious links whether they are on a cover iphone 5 marmo web page or in an email sent to you. If you are in doubt, DON’T CLICK IT!..