This is an urgent notice about new Ransomware Windows OS exploit.
New ransomware appeared on the Internet which abuses Windows 7/Win server 2008/2012 exploit in the SMBv1 service. A lot of desktop computers and servers over the world are being infected at the moment.
Therefor we would like to remind you to run the latest Windows updates and disable the SMBv1 service within PowerShell:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $false
Set-ItemProperty -Path “HKLM:SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters” SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 0 -Force
This should protect you against this malicious software.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a very dangerous type of malware that stops you from using your PC. It holds your PC or files for “ransom”.
There are different types of ransomware. However, all of them will prevent you from using your PC normally, and they will all ask you to do something like pay money (a “ransom”) to get access to your PC or files
They can target any PC users, whether it’s a home computer, endpoints in an enterprise network, or servers used by a government agency or healthcare provider.
Prevent you from accessing Windows.
Encrypt files so you can’t use them.
Stop certain apps from running (like your web browser).
Please be aware of using your Windows computers.