Over the weekend, you may have seen the headlines about a large ransomware worm bouncing from computer to computer across the world. In response to this, we wanted to keep our valued customers and partners informed about the situation. Below you’ll find a handful of resources to help you understand the situation as well as practical advice on how to address it.
An overview of the situation
This article provides a great recap of what is going on with the the malware, known as Wanna, Wannacry, or Wcry:
What is a worm?
A worm is a piece of code that replicates without human activity, so it is especially dangerous.
What can you do?
While the best time to patch all your various Windows systems was March for this bug. The second best time to patch is now. Additionally, shutting down SMBv1 on Windows servers limits the damage. The command line for doing just that can be found here:
C:\> dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:SMB1Protocol
All of our managed IT services packages include network monitoring and patching and updating, so you don’t have to spend time worrying whether or not you’re up to date.
As we encounter more resources that will help you troubleshoot any issues, we will share them in the comments below.
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