This New Ransomware Makes Us WannaCry
There is a vaccine, but no kill switch A new ransomware attack hit computers around the globe last Tuesday. It targeted government organizations and businesses in Ukraine but also affected companies in the UK, US, France, Norway and Denmark. It is confirmed that this ransomware took advantage of the same vulnerability in old operating systems as WannaCry
Security experts are puzzled as to why firms and major businesses are still being hit. Windows released the patch and failure to implement could mean that companies face legal risks.
To immunize an individual computer, security experts discovered that placing a read-only file named “perfc” on in the “C:\\Windows” folder, the virus is stopped. However, it doesn’t stop the computer from spreading it to other computers if it is on a network.
The most important thing you can learn and here at Domain, we always emphasize this, is you must be prepared. The cyber world is not safe and we cannot expect to engage in it without security measures in place. Whether you are an individual user or managing the IT environment for a large corporation, protect yourself! The risks are only increasing and the consequences could be severe. If you have any questions about how Domain handles cyber security, visit our website www.domaincybersecurity.com or give us a call. We are always willing to answer your questions!
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