Windows 10: Ransomware attacks reported on Windows machines internationally

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  1.    15 May 2017 #70

    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
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  2.    15 May 2017 #71

    TV2 said: View Post
    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
    Hi there

    all the security in the world is NO GOOD if people can't be bothered to patch their machines !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    15 May 2017 #72

    All the security in the world is no good if people won't stop opening unknown attached files! Too.
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  4.    15 May 2017 #73

    TV2 said: View Post
    All the security in the world is no good if people won't stop opening unknown attached files! Too.
    All the security in the world is no good, period. There will always be a way to circumvent it and most of it is by design. Built in to take control.
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       15 May 2017 #74

    TV2 said: View Post
    Here is the answer to my question, in case anyone is interested:
    WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
    It doesn't definitively tell you any more than has been mentioned already:

    The exploit code used by WannaCrypt was designed to work only against unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (or earlier OS) systems, so Windows 10 PCs are not affected by this attack.

    We haven’t found evidence of the exact initial entry vector used by this threat, but there are two scenarios that we believe are highly possible explanations for the spread of this ransomware:

    • Arrival through social engineering emails designed to trick users to run the malware and activate the worm-spreading functionality with the SMB exploit
    • Infection through SMB exploit when an unpatched computer is addressable from other infected machines
    It does seem to take the focus away from XP though - in RED - considering Windows 7 is still the most popular PC OS in use today
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       15 May 2017 #75

    The attack quickly spread across the world, until a cybersecurity researcher accidentally found a kill switch in the code -- an unregistered domain name that he purchased for $10.69 to halt the WannaCry hack, at least temporarily.

    Hackers have since updated the ransomware, this time without the kill switch. New variations of the ransomware have popped up without the Achilles heel and bearing the name Uiwix, according to researchers at Heimdal Security.
    WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out - CNET
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       15 May 2017 #76

    Oh Dear another product placement site, they may be legit but in situations like the recent pandemic, I would think they should stop pushing products
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       16 May 2017 #77

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, no issues with Avast... and I can't speak at all for their effectiveness other than what's on their site... just thought I'd give them a whirl. Cryptoprevent is updated periodically- the commercial version auto-updates. I've had that on my PC for months. The other one I came across recently.

    CryptoPrevent: Does it work? - Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software
    I asked Kaspersky support about this and similar ransomware attacks and they their claim their antivirus products will detect and block such threats. It seems other tools may not be needed if you are using a capable antivirus product?
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  •    16 May 2017 #78

    Just wondering IF M$ wouldn't have such a bad reputation for updates bricking PCs as well as the GWX and Telemetry BS How many of the affected systems wouldn't have been up-to-date
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       16 May 2017 #79

    Suspected North Korea and Lazarus.....see links posted in Antivirus Forum.
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