News Alert: WannaCry Ransomware

19 May 2017

Wannacry ransomware is a hybrid malware which has the capability of a "worm" to find vulnerable systems on a local network and then encrypt ("lock up") the data stored in it. With Windows operating system being the target, Microsoft has released a patch to remediate this vulnerability. In addition, it can also identify the malware from its latest signature.

Despite all this remediation, it is still always advisable to adhere to IT security best practices to avoid or mitigate the risks of cyber-attacks; and most importantly to install the system patches and any upgrades timely.

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