As we said in our previous article today ( here ), we probably live the biggest attack ransomware of the global internet history. Hackers exploiting weaknesses in the Microsoft system (exploit) leaked by the NSA have unleashed an unprecedented attack on organizations, hospitals and companies across the globe.
The way the worm works (this is how it looks like) has not been commented yet.
Attackers to infect computers with WannaCry use one exploit windows embraced by NSA's EternalBlue tool. Microsoft has already released an update on this vulnerability, but many users and organizations have not bothered to update their systems.
Malicious software infects a computer, exploiting a vulnerability for SMB file sharing. Older versions of Windows are more affected by this, especially because Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP or Windows 2003.
What can you do to protect yourself from this universal-world attack?
What everyone should do right now is:
- Do the latest Microsoft patch update you will find here (For this attack Microsoft has released a patch for Windows XP).
- Do not open any email from an unknown recipient that points you to a url address.
- Have an antivirus program installed and kept up to date.
- Also watch streaming movies and rows from your computer and the sites that refer to you while trying to open the file.
- It is best to avoid torrents for these days at least. If you can not without them scan your files before you open them with some reliable protection software.
Also earlier today, Microsoft released an update for Microsoft Windows Defender. Use the ...