An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers.
"Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers."
Regular users as well as banks, hospitals, telecommunications services, and other mission-critical organizations in multiple countries have been hit.
People who have yet to install the Microsoft fix — MS17-010 (link below) — should do so right away. People should also be extremely suspicious of all e-mails they receive, particularly those that ask the recipient to open attached documents or click on Web links.
* Microsoft fix — MS17-01: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
* Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 4013389: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title