What is WannaCry?

by | May 16, 2017 | Business, Cybersecurity

WannaCry is a new ransomware that uses links to execute code which infects the local computer.

You’ll receive an email that looks legitimate, but has a link to malware instead. Once this ransomware has infected a computer on the network, it will attempt to spread to other computers.

We would like to remind every computer user to be extra careful with any email that you receive. Always check the from address to ensure that an email is from who it advertises it is from. By far the best way to protect against ransomware like Cryptolocker and ” WannaCry ” is for your users to be hypervigilant when it comes to opening any email attachments.

Please take a few minutes to discuss this virus with your co-workers to ensure that everyone is aware of the risk and ensure extra diligence is practiced.

Read more about ” WannaCry ” online at the Naked Security blog.