While you were busy enjoying your weekend, hackers were busy pushing out their latest ransomware attack. There is a software patch from Microsoft – MS17-010 – that they are urging you install as soon as possible to protect yourself. Otherwise you should take extra precautions when opening up emails, and the attachments within those emails, should there be any.
This ransomware has the name Wcry (WannaCry) and is demanding a ransom of anywhere from $300 – $600 by the specified deadline, or an even higher ransom if you don’t pay by the given deadline. However, it appears that there is a message left on your screen stating that your files will remain encrypted even after the ransom is paid.
If you suspect ransomware on your computer or have any concerns, please call us before you click on anything.
East Bay IT