WannaCrypt Ransomware

In what has been big news over the past 24 hours.  Especially here in the UK is that the NHS has been hit with a large ransomware attack.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39901382

http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/wannacry.html?m=1

This is a pretty good write up of what was known at the time.

There have been easy fixes for this available for the past 2 months and it was just a matter of time until the tools that were developed by our American Friends, that they would be used against the general public.

Hopefully this is lessons learned for many organisations, and they realise that patching and running fairly up to date operating systems is important and not just something to achieve compliance.

Few more articles that contain good information about these events.

https://www.troyhunt.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-wannacrypt-ransomware/

https://www.malwaretech.com/2017/05/how-to-accidentally-stop-a-global-cyber-attacks.html

 

Also of note.

wannadecrypt

 

If you use intitle:”index of” “@WanaDecryptor@.exe” as a search on google, at the time of this update there are 67 results.

Not a good weekend for the world of IT admins.

The github link referenced below is being kept up today and contains some very good and useful information.

 

 

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