WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need To Know Before It’s Too Late?

WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need To Know Before It’s Too Late?

What Is WannaCry Ransomware?

WannaCry, a type of ransomware, has infected the NHS and other organisations across the globe, including government institutions in China, Russia, the US and most of Europe.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that restricts access to your computer or network and threatens to delete your data within an allotted time unless you pay a ransom.
NHS England was the victim of a massive ransomware attack on 12 May, resulting in some patients' operations being cancelled.

The attack occurred after the USA's National Security Agency discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's software called EternalBlue. This exploit was leaked by a hacker group called the Shadow Brokers earlier this year but the vulnerability was patched by Microsoft as soon as it happened.

The problem comes from older versions of Windows or those without Windows Updates, as these were not patched by Microsoft and were left open to attacks.

How Does WannaCry Work?

WannaCry works by encrypting data on a computer that has been infected. It then tells the user that their files have been locked and displays information on how much is to be paid and when - payment is taken in Bitcoin.

Like most malicious campaigns, this type of ransomware could arrive as an email attachment or as a download on your computer. For your system to become infected, you'll have to click on or downloading the attachment or file, which causes the program to run and infect your computer with ransomware.

Is Your Computer Vulnerable?

If you run an older version of Windows that is no longer supported by Microsoft, you will be vulnerable to WannaCry, according to Microsoft's blog. This includes Windows 8 and Windows XP, which the majority of NHS England trusts are using.

No Worry, Here’s the Good News For You!

AATI would like to invite you to attend a cyber security seminar, called "WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need To Know Before It’s Too Late?"

When & Where?

Date: 8th June (Thursday)

Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm

Venue: Trend Micro Malaysia Sdn Bhd (661143-T)

Meeting Room
Suite 24-01, Level 24,
Integra Tower,
No. 348, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.

Why You Should Be There?

It's imperative to stay on top of security concerns in today's changing world. As ransomware attacks continue to mature in both frequency and intensity, their impact on businesses had grown.
Hackers are targeting businesses while continually evolving in sophistication. Once a hacker has encrypted thousands of your files, they often demand payment of ransom in return for decryption keys to enable you to regain access to your files.

What Will You Learn From This Seminar?

- What is Ransomware and how to tackle this growing threat in your organisation
- How Microsoft Office 365 can help solve this issue
- Demonstration of Ransomware and Phishing Scams
- How To Protect Your Identity from Theft and Fraud
- Free Cyber Security Tool Kit**

Secure Your Computer And Start To Prevent Ransomware A.S.A.P!

Limited to 30 Participants Only.. JOIN NOW!

(PS: We usually charge RM799 for this seminar, but today you can join it for FREE!)

Thu Jun 8, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM MYT
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