WannaCrypt – New widespread malware

A new malware called WannaCrypt has so far infected 200,000 victims across 150 countries, it’s not only infecting computer, it’s also spreading to other computers and encrypting all of user files and demanding a ransom be paid to unlock them.

What you can do about this is ensure your computer is updated to the latest patches available through Windows updates. For our Sophos users, also ensure your Sophos is updated by hovering over the icon in the taskbar of your computer, the bottom right as show in the image below.

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If you’re not using our Sophos AV product, contact your vendor for advise.

If you don’t have an antivirus product installed or are unsure, feel free to get in contact with us at

02-4861-8888 or shoot us an email at support@ace.com.au

If you’d like more information regarding this infection, here is a news article reporting on it:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/12/nhs-ransomware-cyber-attack-what-is-wanacrypt0r-20