https://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/05...ay_be_vigilant

Update 3: Microsoft pushed out a patch for this in March as reported by the BBC, but many have not yet updated the vulnerable systems.

Update 2: HardOCP in-house security experts have verified that the WannaCry ransomware attack is being conducted using Eternal Blue. Eternal Blue was an exploitation tool released in Vault 7, the NSA tool dump from WikiLeaks. You can use this page to watch the current infection rate worldwide after you click connect.

Update: HardOCP in-house security experts have verified that the WannaCry ransomware is using a remote command execution vulnerability through Server Message Block (SMB).

While the outbreak is mainly isolated to Spain currently, it would be good for our System Admin readers to be very aware of this as it seems to be a very nasty strain of ransomware.

In Twitter conversations, Telefonica employees and collaborators told Bleeping Computer that the company had sent several internal memos, telling employees to also disconnect from the company's internal WiFi network. Additionally, the company blasted warnings throgh[sic] audio speakers inside their Madrid headquarters, warning employees to shut down their computers.