12
May

Alert: Massive Ransomware Infection Underway

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Make sure your Windows computer is fully patched with the latest update. If your computer hasn’t been updated since March, do this immediately!

A massive ransomware attack has hit more than 70 countries worldwide.  The attack is reported to not be targeted, but meant for anyone who got it.  Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that locks a user’s computer or data in exchange for money.  The infection has been linked to a bug that exploits a vulnerability in Windows operating systems.  Microsoft released a patch to fix the vulnerability in March so systems that haven’t updated are at a high risk of getting infected.

For more information, please reference this article: Ransomware infections reported worldwide