The recent cyber-attack on May 12, 2017 is known as the Wannacry ransomware attack. It is an ongoing cyber-attack targeting Microsoft Windows operating systems. The attack infected more than 300,000 computers over 150 countries. The software demanded ransom payments in cryptocurrency bitcoin in 28 languages. The attack has been described as unprecedented in scale, according to Europol.
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For additional information on Microsoft’s response to the Wannacry vulnerability, please see Microsoft’s Security Bulletin MS17-010 – Critical. This bulletin expresses how best to update your local desktops, laptops and servers as needed to close this Windows security hole.