Yet unknown cyber criminals have taken an NSA 0-day threat and weaponized a ransomware strain so that it replicates like a worm and takes over the whole network using the SMBV1 protocol. There is a 2-month old Microsoft patch that urgently needs to be applied if you have not done that already.
You may have seen the news this weekend. Criminal hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect not only your own workstation, but immediately everyone else’s computer too.
Be very careful when you get an email with an attachment you did not ask for. If there is a .zip file in the attachment, do not click on it but delete the whole email. Remember: “When in doubt, throw it out!”
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