On Friday (May 12, 2017) a large cyber-attack using WannaCry ransomware was launched. The attack spread to 150 countries affecting 230 000 computers, including telecommunication companies and health institutions.
WannaCry ransomware, referred to as WannaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wanna Decrypt0r, is a ransomware program that targets Microsoft Windows operating system. It is delivered to a victim through harmful links in an email, unreliable sites and applications. Once it has been activated, the program spreads through the computer and locks all the files with the encryption.
WannaCry ransomware is believed to use the EternalBlue exploit, which was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to attack computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. The exploit leaked online in April 2017 by the hacker group known as The Shadow Brokers.
In just few hours this ransomware has been active, it has made many high-profile victims all over the world. Some of the countries that were hit by WannaCry are UK, Spain, Russia and China.
Is it still active?
Unfortunately, yes. Experts believe that the number of WannaCry victims is going to rise in the next few days.
Are you a possible victim?
Do you have a Microsoft Windows operating system on your PC? Than you are!
How can you protect yourself from WannaCry ransomware?
Even though, the situation is serious there is no need to panic. You are safe with Zemana AntiMalware and Zemana AntiLogger. Both products are designed to protect you from all types of ransomware, including WannaCry.
Years of careful ransomware character investigation helped Zemana in developing the best possible anti-ransomware tool. For that, Zemana AntiMalware has been rated as the best ransomware protection for years by MRG Effitas.
In case you are not yet a user of Zemana products, just go here, download any of Zemana products and stay ransomware free. Get the proactive protection that will make your mind worry free.