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WannaCry Ransomware Used In Global Attacks!

Ransomware 'WannaCry' attack explained

  1. A ransomware attack targeting organizations, businesses and hospitals is spreading across about 100 countries.
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How to protect yourself from wanna cry ransomware.

WannaCry, also known by the names WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0,Wanna Decryptor and other similar names, is a ransomware program targeting Microsoft Windows. In May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting over 230,000 computers in 99 countries, demanding ransom payments in bitcoin in 28 languages. The attack has been described by Europol as unprecedented in scale.

The attack affected Telefónica and several other large companies in Spain, as well as parts of Britain's National Health Service (NHS),FedEx and Deutsche Bahn.Other targets in at least 99 countries were also reported to have been attacked around the same time.

WannaCry is believed to use the EternalBlue exploit, which was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to attack computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. Although a patch to remove the underlying vulnerability had been issued on 14 March 2017,delays in applying security updates left some users and organisations vulnerable.Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing updates for the unsupported Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and patches for Windows 8 operating systems.

A kill switch has been found in the code, which prevents new infections. This has been activated by researchers and should slow or stop the spread. However, different versions of the attack may be released and all vulnerable systems still have an urgent need to be patched.

Steps:

  1. Goto Control Panel
  2. Programs and Features
  3. Turn Windows Feature ON or OFF
  4. Un Check SMP 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
  5. Save
  6. Restart Computer

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