The worldwide impact of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is a stark reminder of the need to ensure all systems are updated regularly.

 

 

 

How does this threat effect me?

 

What else do I need to do to minimise the threat?

  • The attack spreads through email. So think carefully before opening unsolicited emails or attachments is the best form of prevention.
  • Maintain regular backups.
  • Ensure that all security software products are kept up to date and actively scanning your systems.

 

Microsoft’s advisory guidance on this issue can be found here and contains more technical information.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

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