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Microsoft Released Guidance for WannaCrypt

Published: 2017-05-13
Last Updated: 2017-05-13 23:51:27 UTC
by Guy Bruneau (Version: 3)
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Microsoft released information what can be done to protect against WannaCry[1] which includes deploying MS17-010 if not already done (March patch release)[2], update Windows Defender (updated 12 May)[3] and if not using SMBv1 to disable it available here.

Microsoft has provided a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms that are in custom support only, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003.

Note: If you are running Windows 10, you are not targeted by this attack.

A live map of the infection is available here.

Update 1: There is additional information including hashed, C&C sites as well as the file type it will encrypt and samples located here. US-CERT released the following information of Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware here.

Update 2: There are reports that indicate that WannaCry VERSION 2 has been released and the kill switch that had been activated by a security researcher has been removed. If you haven't already applied MS17-010 and blocked inbound SMB traffic, you can still fall victim of this Ransomware.

[1] https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks
[2] https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx
[3] https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Ransom:Win32/WannaCrypt
[4] https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2696547/how-to-enable-and-disable-smbv1,-smbv2,-and-smbv3-in-windows-vista,-windows-server-2008,-windows-7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server-2012
[5] https://intel.malwaretech.com/WannaCrypt.html
[6] https://gist.github.com/pcostesi/87a04a3bbbdbc4aeb8b787f45eb21197
[7] https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-132A
[8] http://thehackernews.com/2017/05/wannacry-ransomware-cyber-attack.html

 

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Guy Bruneau IPSS Inc.
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