Windows 10: Useful WannaCry Information

  1.    17 May 2017 #1

    Useful WannaCry Information


    I thought with WannaCry making the news at the moment we should have a thread with useful videos, articles, news and links in one place so members can link to it and users can refer to it.

    I'll start off with a collection of useful videos.





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       17 May 2017 #2

    There are only 2 useful imperatives :

    Keep up-to-date with Patches and AV definitions thru Windows Update

    and

    Make sure that you have everything you value backed up in order to recover and restore your systems.

    None of these videos is particularly useful with regard to the above.
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  3.    17 May 2017 #3

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    There are only 2 useful imperatives :

    Keep up-to-date with Patches and AV definitions thru Windows Update

    and

    Make sure that you have everything you value backed up in order to recover and restore your systems.

    None of these videos is particularly useful with regard to the above.
    Very true. The exploit that Wannacry uses has already been patched around March or April. The only systems being attacked by that ransomware are those that haven't updated yet.

    Sources:

    The vulnerability that Adylkuzz and WannaCry exploited was patched im March this year — before either began to spread. But because many organisations hadn't updated their software, they remained vulnerable.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/etern...-botnet-2017-5

    The standard Windows security update on 14 March 2017 resolved the issue via security update MS17-010, for all Windows versions that were currently supported at that time, these being Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016.
    Many Windows users had not installed MS17-010 when, two months later on 12 May 2017, the WannaCry attack used the EternalBlue vulnerability to spread itself.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EternalBlue
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       17 May 2017 #4
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  5.    17 May 2017 #5

    You have to think of the people who aren't computer savvy, and would find these useful.
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  6.    19 May 2017 #6

    Reposting this here, in case someone needs it:

    So there's a possibility to get your encrypted files back...for some....
    WannaDecrypt your files? The WannaCry solution, for some - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

    The decryptor is only going to work if you haven’t restarted the infected system and you haven’t killed the ransomware process (should be wnry.exe or wcry.exe) so please don’t restart or kill the process if you want to get those files back!


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