On the 12th May a ransomware named ‘WannaCry’  – also known as WannaCrypt, WannaCrypt0r 2.0, and Wanna Decryptor – appeared on the internet causing widespread disruption across multiple organisations in several  countries.

The ransomware targets Windows operations systems by exploiting multiple Windows SMB vulnerabilities such as:

  • CVE-2017-0143
  • CVE-2017-0144
  • CVE-2017-0145
  • CVE-2017-0146
  • CVE-2017-0148

At M247 we have immediately launched an investigation to ensure that all our systems are protected. This means that we ensured that all our IT Systems were up-to-date with the recommended patch (MS17-010). Our investigation confirmed that we have had implemented Security Advisory for MS17-010 vulnerabilities, as well as ensuring that our corporate Firewall blocks SMB protocols.

Our team also ensured that the M247 anti-virus definitions also include mitigation from the current threat and all endpoints are up-to-date.

We would like to reassure all our customers that have data residing on the M247 platform that this  is fully patched against this vulnerability. To make sure all your systems are safe, please follow our tips below

  • Be careful of any links in your emails that could be harmful – do not click on them if you are unsure.
  • Be wary of visiting unsafe of unreliable sites.
  • Never click on a link that you do not trust on a web page or access to Facebook or messaging applications.
  • Keep your files backed up regularly and periodically.
  • Be aware of fraudulent email messages that use similar names to popular services e.g PayePal instead of PayPal.
  • If you a receive a message from a friend with a link, ask them to confirm the link is safe before opening.
  • Use anti-virus software and always have the latest update.
  • Make sure you Windows system has the latest update.

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