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Recent hacker assault world-wide

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:09 am
by Karlsweldt
In the news recently, reports of a hacker group exploiting a weak point in OS structure has hit a lot of European hospital, municipal and other business systems. And also the world-wide services of Fedex®.
Could be triggered by an Email that looks authentic, or from an unknown sender that is opened. In one noted story, a "ransom" of $300.00 US is demanded, or doubles in 3 days. If no payment, threat is that all data on system(s) is deleted.
Microsoft® has issued a security patch for all users to help close this threat. Reportedly also includes older Win XP versions.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/securit ... mware.aspx
https://www.rt.com/news/388233-virus-ra ... -wannacry/
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireSt ... k-47372081
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/worl ... .html?_r=0

If you are still using the Win XP system, here is a link to the security patch..
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com ... =KB4012598