Malware Alert – Ransomware cryptolocker WannaCry

These last days, several thousands of organizations around the world have been affected by an unprecedented wave of “Ransomware cryptolocker WannaCry” malware (also known as WannaCrypt, WCrypt, etc.).

This malware is transmitted over the computer network and the Internet mainly via emails containing contaminated attachments or links to malicious sites. To minimize the risk of contamination, MTDS suggests you follow these 4 important tips:

1- Make sure your Windows operating system is up-to-date and the security patches listed in the following link are installed:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS17-010

2- Make sure you have an up-to-date Antivirus, Antimalware and Antiransomware with the latest signatures released by its publisher.

3- Pay more attention mainly to incoming e-mails and avoid opening links or attached files from unknown or even known people.

4- Make regular backups of your data on an external storage medium in order to recover them in case of infection.