Big Ransomware Outbreak Today - Be Vigilant

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Why am I still doing up?
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https://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/05/12/big_ransomware_outbreak_today_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.
 
glussier

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Well, I do daily backups, so if something bad happens, I restore from the previous day. No Russian hacker will get bitcoins from me.

BTW, What happened to the Rangers?
 
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Exactly; backing up is not rocket science. Kinda feel sorry for those hospitals/etc who didn't patch/upgrade when they had the chance.

What is this "hock-ee" you speak of? I only watch futbol and cricket (you know, real sports) ;). Well it helps if you don't go up by a million goals only to have the other team come back and win in OT twice :mad: Ha ha for Washington losing yet again.
 
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Next comes the Penguins against Ottawa. I think that the Penguins are on a mission. Good luck to Ottawa for this one, I really don't think the Ottawa will be able to bag the Penguins.
 
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Well, I don't want to see this on my computer. I have very good backups, but I would lose all my data before I will start giving money to a moron. If nobody would pay, we wouldn't see these things.
 
glussier

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Yes, to stop it from spreading to other computers, but not to fix an infected computer. But, I guess it's better than nothing.
 
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The crooks are always one step ahead of everybody else. And, this new one is better in that it doesn't have a kill swith. I think that the only safe way for our computers is to keep them offline.
 
Tech_Key

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I do not have problem since i do not usually use my credit card on computer, so no problem for me.
 
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Probably not; have eset and malwarebytes running in real time. Also have external backups. Stupid question: spent most of the day encrypting my ssd (took 6.5 hours for 512gB ugh). Can this stupid ransomware encrypt a drive that's already encrypted?