WannaCry ransomware attack: What steps you need to take

The “WannaCry” ransomware attack has hit nearly 100 countries over the weekend, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipment company FedEx – amongst many others.

Early reports indicate that Australia has been minimally affected at this stage, however there is the potential for the cyber attackers to “tweak the code” and launch a whole new attack.

What should you do immediately?

If you haven’t already, you should apply emergency patches and ensure all systems are up to date.  Make sure users across the business do not click on links and attachments from people or email addresses they do not recognise.

Actions recommended by AUSCERT

AusCERT – a leading Cyber Emergency Response Team for Australia – has put together an extensive list of recommendations to protect your organisation from WannaCry and other related ransomware attacks.

Read the recommended actions

WannaCry explained

Vulnerability management specialists Rapid7 has written a good overview of what WannaCry is, and what systems are impacted.

Read more about WannaCry

Technical analysis of WannaCry

EndGame has developed a really detailed analysis of the WannaCry ransomware, and how it has caused so much destruction.

Find out the technical specifics of WannaCry

What to do if you believe you have been attacked by WannaCry and need assistance?

If you – or anyone in your organisation – would like to discuss the impact of this attack or other security related matters, Intalock are here to help.

Contact your Account Manager or call us on 07 3007 0100.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance.

Posted by: Claire McKee
15 May 2017