As the aftermath of #WannaCry continues, we wanted to feature this we received from the team at @McAfee that provides some key updated reminders for all:
Dear McAfee Customer,
This past we witnessed a coordinated global cyberattack known as WannaCry. It is one of the biggest cyberattacks that we have ever seen impacting over 150 countries and infecting more than 250,000 machines. WannaCry is a type of malicious software (malware) classified as ransomware. It encrypts essential files on your Windows device and requires that you pay a ransom to unlock those files. Although it primarily focuses on organizational or business networks - as was the case with WannaCry - you can do your part to stop the spread of this by doing the following:
We are actively working on a free decryption tool that, if successful, we will make it available as soon as possible. We are also working with law enforcement agencies around the world to understand who conducted this attack and will do everything we can to bring them to justice.
You can learn more about WannaCry by clicking here.
Gary J. Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist
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