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Microsoft Issues WanaCrypt Patch for Windows 8, XP

Posted on by Christian Hendrix
Microsoft Corp. today took the unusual step of issuing security updates to address flaws in older, unsupported versions of Windows — including Windows XP and Windows 8. The move is a bid to slow the spread of the WanaCrypt ransomware strain that infected tens of thousands of Windows computers virtually overnight this week. On Friday, May 12, countless organizations around the world began fending off attacks from a ransomware strain variously known as WannaCrypt, WanaDecrypt […]

A WannaCry Flaw Could Help Some Victims Get Files Back

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Since the WannaCry ransomware ripped through the internet late last week, infecting hundreds of thousands of machines and locking up critical systems from health care to transportation, cryptographers have searched for a cure. Finding a flaw in WannaCry’s encryption scheme, after all, could decrypt all those systems without any ransom. Now one French researcher says he’s found at least a hint of a limited remedy. The fix still seems far from the panacea WannaCry victims […]

Why the NHS Ransomware Attack Worked

Posted on by Christian Hendrix
Healthcare is an industry under siege. This statement was true yesterday and was underscored by today’s massive ransomware attack. Care providers are targeted by cybercriminals with greater frequency than any other organization. And thanks to old equipment and flagging security standards, these attacks find success far more often than they should. Security is no longer just about protecting our data — it’s about protecting our health, our safety and our well-being. Thousands of innocent patients […]

global ransomware attack

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A global ransomware attack is holding thousands of computers hostage. Banks, telephone companies and hospitals have all been ensnared in the worldwide hack, with the malware locking down computers while demanding a hefty sum for freedom. The attack has hit thousands of computers across China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Vietnam, but hospitals in England have attracted the most attention because lives are at risk while hospital systems are locked down. As of Sunday morning, more […]

Understanding Ransomware

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Setting the scene Sheila from an IT Helpdesk was trying to go home. Traffic was building up, and a 30-minute trip back home would become an hour’s trip shortly. Just as she’s about to shut down, she receives an email appearing to be from a very important customer, with an attachment claiming to be a screenshot of a problem. Always keen to do her bit for the company, Sheila stays a few minutes late to […]

Christian Meddock

Security Consultant, Cybermetrix

Christian works for Cybermetrix in the Security Business. Since joining Cybermetrix as a graduate in 2011, Christian has taken on a number of roles in the security unit, including analyst, consultant, offerings manager, executive assistant to the director and marketing and today he is sharing is knowlege to help companies.

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