Attacks in 74 countries have recorded more than 45,000 in just 10 hours! The ransomware, “WannaCry”, is hitting Europe like a swarm of locusts, leaving hospitals and medical facilities shut down in its wake! Infected computers have 6 hours to pay a ransom or the rate goes up. The cost starts at $300 per system infected. Most organizations have been paying the bill, which will undoubtedly lead to many more such attacks in the future.
The attack exploits a Microsoft vulnerability and is delivered by the “EternalBlue” vector. Microsoft released a patch in March of this year. However, many, many systems were not updated with this patch, making it one of the biggest cyber incidents seen. This swarm is likely to continue across the globe, eventually affecting the Western Hemisphere. To prevent a catastrophe, follow this link to learn how to be sure that your computer is not affected:
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