Microsoft has just released urgent OS patch in the wake of wide-reaching ransomware attack

 

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Microsoft has just released an urgent OS patch for all it’s unsupported version of windows consists xp, vista windows 8 server 2003 and 2008 edition.

According to Microsoft the this attack only works with unpatched windows versions win server 2008 Win 7 however windows 10 are not affected by this virus

Ransomware which encrypt the files And demands user to pay for their release.According to tech reports nearly thousand of computers, including UK’s national health service were affected

That approximately 75,000 computers across 99 countrieshave now been affected by this virus So if you still are running win xp or vista you must download the patch first

How It Works 

Ransomware like Wcry basically uses social engineering to spread the malicious ransomeware code Tricking users into download and execute the malicious code which attached with different format Once victim hit the Wcry ransomware it execute malicious code and get control over the victim computer

Blocking the domain either at isp or enterprise will result continue spreading and encrypting files  

WannaCry Ransomware Used In Global Attacks!

Nathan House A Security expert and founder of Station X provide vital information About wanna cry ransomware in depth

In this video a machine on the left infected with ms17-010 worm, spreading WCry ransomware to machine on The right side

Ransomware virus ‘WannaCry’ plagues 100k computers across 99 countries

There are some ways through which you can guard computer from ransomware

 Backup your computer Regularly:

Backup your computer: by making a regular backup might Prevent any data loss a backup can save your vital Time and money if your computer gets infected by Wcry ransomware You can upload your vital data on free cloud backup Services like google dry apple cloud or Dropbox

 Instant patch your windows with recent released fixes

Microsoft recently released patch for a hideous virus called Wcry ransomware The weakness lies in Microsoft windows, which was formerly exploited by US surveillance agency NSA’ Was leaked in April 2017 now being used by hackers

 Always update your OS

Upgrade your OS to windows 10 as soon as you can because if any related Vulnerabilities still exist in the OS there is only way you can prevent yourself By update or upgrade your OS immediately, preferably windows 10

 Install an authentic antivirus

Always install an anti virus which must be up to date to prevent your computer against this Wcry Ransomware

 Be cautious of phishing

Always keep your eyes on any suspicious email file or any links which might redirect you to malicious Website or       file Malicious website can infect your computer by insisting you to download some suspicious file or through Installation of unverified software

Disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server

Disabling SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server can avoid the risk of being infected by the Wcry ransomware virus Follows these steps to disable disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server

 

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