Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ Reemerges in Phishing Campaigns

By Chris Souza | May 16th, 2017

We warned earlier in the week about the newfound Intel vulnerability dubbed ‘Silent Bob is Silent’ due to the potential severity and impact it presents to a network environment.  Unfortunately, it has been a busy week for cybersecurity and yet another critical vulnerability has reappeared.  A ransomware bug named ‘Wannacry’ (WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor…)

Though TSI addressed this vulnerability for clients when it was first identified in March, it has been reapplied to be used in targeted Phishing Campaigns.  Using this delivery method, the bug can instantaneously spread throughout your entire network. We suggest taking extra precautions by emphasizing the importance of proactive system updates and routine end-user security awareness training.

We would also highly encourage organizations to consider a completely optional new cycle of patches our security team have prepared to further safeguard systems & IT investments. This is especially important for those who are not taking advantage of TSI’s managed service plans that include patch & critical system updates.  Whereas our clients who are under the plan have already been updated automatically during their routine after-hours schedule to meet best practice standards.

Our team of network security experts have developed another cycle of patches.  This latest security patch is entirely optional to our clients, as it may cause minor disruptions to the environment, but is strongly recommended.

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