Twinstate Ransomware Alert: WannaCrypt, WCry & WannaCry
by Twinstate Technologies
Since Friday, you may have seen news alerts about ransomware known as WannaCrypt, WCry and WannaCry, which began encrypting victims' computer files in the UK, causing some businesses to temporarily close down.
This particular form of malware exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft, specifically older versions of unsupported software (Windows XP/Server 2003, for example) that might be ineligible for a patch provided to fix the flaw earlier this year. Now Microsoft has made additional updates available to safeguard systems, however, it is incumbent on end-users to apply these patches to realize the benefits and reduce your risk.