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Malware Alert – Ransomware cryptolocker WannaCry

May 16, 2017
Over the last few days, several thousand networks and devices around the world have been infected by an unprecedented wave of ransomware with the name WannaCry, also known as WannaCrypt, and WCrypt. This malware is transmitted over the computer network and the Internet mainly via emails containing contaminated attachments or links to malicious sites.  WannaCry will attempt to encrypt your data and demand a 300USD deposit of bitcoin into the criminals account.  To minimize the risk of contamination, MTDS strongly recommends you follow these four important tips: 1- Make sure your Windows operating system is up-to-date and the security patches listed in the following link are installed: 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 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.