Reliant Data Solutions

Friday May 12th saw one of the largest cyberattacks in history. The attack utilized a ransomware virus known as WannaCry or WannaCrypto. This type of malicious software encrypts the data on a computer, ma we'lking it inaccessible, and demands money in order to access the files. The May 12th attack was so severe it shut down hospitals and emergency services in the UK.

For more info on the attack see these news stories:

ComputerWorld: Perfect storm' of ransomware and network worm hits unprotected computers globally

NBC News: ‘WannaCry’ Malware Attack Could Just Be Getting Started

Forbes Magazine: How One Simple Trick Just Put Out That Huge Ransomware Fire

New York Times: U.K. Health Service Ignored Warnings for Months

As Forbes Magazine reports "And while MalwareTech confirmed the malware was still out of action Saturday, he warned the attackers will likely alter their code to remove the somewhat bizarre error and restart their ransomware campaign imminently. "This sample may have been stopped, but I'm 100 per cent sure they will learn from the mistake and try again monday. people need to be prepared," he added."

It's imperative that you protect your system from future versions of WannaCry and similar viruses.

If you aren't certain that your system is adequately protected, don't wait, contact us today at 828-393-0569 and we'll make sure you have the proper protections in place.

Reliant Data Solutions
989 Deep Gap Rd.
Flat Rock NC 28731
(828) 393-0569

kbartley@reliantdatasolutions.com