Monday, May 15, 2017

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Special Edition): On #WannaCry

As the World continues to deal with  #WannaCry, our team received this very good primer on it courtesy of the team at the +Washington Post  that underscores how we should take every care possible to be careful although as one of our Education Partners noted in an advisory for all, "....Unfortunately there is not a standard email or path by which the ransomware accesses your computer...".  As such being careful more than ever before is critical (and as we work away, we just got word that a group called the Lazarus Group (linked to the North Koreans) may be behind it as Kaprinskly & Symantec are working to investigate it)

How to protect yourself from the global ransomware attack
The WannaCry ransomware catastrophe, explained
By Brian Fung  •  Read 

What you need to know about bitcoin after the WannaCry ransomware attack
The price of bitcoin hit an all-time high in the hours before the attack.
By Brian Fung  •  Read more »
Update your Windows systems now. Right now.
Friday's massive international cyberattack may give you the best reason to hit “update.”
By Hayley Tsukayama  •  Read more »
One of the most important lessons of the crippling ransomware crisis
It's a teachable moment.
By Brian Fung  •  Read more »

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