How to Counteract WannaCrypt Ransomware / Wannacry Ransomware – advice from University of the Philippines IT experts to UP academic community
“ATTENTION: [SECURITY ADVISORY]: WannaCrypt Ransomware
“If you are using an unsupported version of Windows Operating system, please IMMEDIATELY upgrade to Windows 10 or install the latest emergency patch issued by Microsoft for Windows XP, Vista, and 8, server 2003 and 2008 below:
“MS17-010 (Patch for the vulnerability): https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx
“Why? The largest ransomware attack in history is currently attacking Windows Operating Systems and had already infected over 114,000 Windows systems worldwide since the last 24 hours.
“The attack, known as WannaCrypt or WannaCry, spreads like a worm by leveraging on a Windows vulnerability. Once the computer is infected, WannaCry unlocks the computers and requires victims to pay $300 in Bitcoins to take back the control of their systems, along with a threat to double the price to $600. There is even no guarantee of getting your files back even after paying the ransom. Please click on this link for more information about the attack:
“Please also read the Microsoft’s Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt Ransomware:
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