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Kudos0

Which Windows version was just attacked...

Anyone know which Windows version was just attacked with ransomware? The news keep telling of computers around the world saying "oops, your files are encrypted..." but did not mention whether it is Windows 10, 8 or 7. Apparently hospitals in the UK  and other locations were targeted. Does Norton Security stop this from happening???

I'm surprised that Symantec did not have a message or something pop up in the norton tray icon.

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Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

I am interested in this as well.  I recently clicked on a "nature video" on Facebook and immediately I got a Ransom ware screen.  I immediately turned my wifi off on my computer and also turned off the computer.  I have not had any issues since doing that, but am wondering if Symantec is researching this Malware/Virus to protect my (our) computers.

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

There's a thread here with plenty of information and external links.

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/nhs-england-hit-by-cyber-attack.393960/

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
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Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

The vulnerability being exploited was patched my Microsoft in March.  You would only be vulnerable if you are operating an older, unsupported OS, such as Windows XP, or have failed to install recent security updates on newer systems.

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Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

The NHS still uses Windows XP from what I hear.

Virginia/Twilight Princess. Windows 10 Pro 64bit, iPhone X, iPad Pro 9.7".
Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

This goes hand in cheek with what security experts have been saying for ages. XP and Vista are no longer supported and should be upgraded. Although Windows 10 Edge browser just got hit with a serious exploit as well. Best practices, stay updated and stay modern.

https://www.neowin.net/news/new-microsoft-edge-vulnerability-allows-hackers-to-steal-your-cookie-and-password-data

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

On May 12, 2017 we detected a new ransomware that spreads like a worm by leveraging vulnerabilities that have been previously fixed. [..] In this blog, we provide an early analysis of the end-to-end ransomware attack. Please note this threat is still under investigation. The attack is still active, and there is a possibility that the attacker will attempt to achieve persistence by reacting to our detection response.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2017/05/12/wannacrypt-ransomware-worm-targets-out-of-date-systems/ 

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Info from Symantec:

https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-you-need-know-about-wannacry-ransomware

It seems that even if you have a not patched os but Norton installed you are safe.

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Alert (TA17-132A) Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware
Original release date: May 12, 2017 | Last revised: May 13, 2017

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-132A

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

A patch has been released for XP, if anyone is still using it you can get it here.

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=9e189800-f354-4dc8-8170-7bd0ad7ca09a

As SendOfJive already mentioned, anyone running a supported version of Windows is fine as long as the March (or later) windows update monthly rollup is installed.

Dave

Edit- that link I posted only works for IE on systems with the activeX  windows catalog download thingie, you won't see the "add to basket" button on other browsers.

You can go here instead for XP

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4012598

It's the second one down dated 5/13 "Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598) "

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

While I'm at it, for the life of me I could not get windows update to work last night at my house.

If your using Windows 7 or 8, you can get the latest monthly rollup package here. They are cumulative, the latest one (May) includes the patches released in March.

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=2017-05%20monthly%20rollup

Just make sure you choose the right one for your operating system (x86 or x64)

This is just for people having trouble with windows update or want to download the package once for multiple systems.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Hello Dave

Just to make sure I already have it installed, do you know what the KB is for Win 7 Pro 64 bit, IE 11?

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.16.4.15 Core Firmware 270 I E 11 Chrome
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Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

floplot:
Hello Dave

Just to make sure I already have it installed, do you know what the KB is for Win 7 Pro 64 bit, IE 11?
Thanks.

Windows 7

See if the patch is already installed. Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security. Under Windows Update click the View installed updates link. Scan the list (which can be alphabetized by clicking the box marked Name, or sorted by date) to see if you have ANY of these patches:

2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4019264)
April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015552)
April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015549)
March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4012215)
March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 (KB4012212)

If you have any of those patches already installed, then you are good to go and you can sleep well at night.

https://www.askwoody.com/2017/how-to-make-sure-you-wont-get-hit-by-wannacrywannacrypt/ 

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Hello bjm

Thank you. I will sleep well tonight until in the morning when my hubby has to wake me up to take meds at 7 AM, but usually ends up closer to 8. With this new system Microsoft has done with Windows Updates, it's much harder to find out what's in them since they are not individual any more. I suppose this is more like Win 10 now.

Thanks

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.16.4.15 Core Firmware 270 I E 11 Chrome
Kudos0

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Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Just once, I mean just once, I wish I could get infected just to see what it's like. But no, apparently it's not going to happen to me. 

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Nickerson:

Just once, I mean just once, I wish I could get infected just to see what it's like. But no, apparently it's not going to happen to me. 

Be very careful of what you wish for, you might just get it.  

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

You're so correct you know. I'd be spinning in a different direction if come tomorrow and I were to be gazing into a ransom note.  :-/

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

Norton just sent me an email ' Norton Helps Protect You from WannaCry Ransomware ' with a button to 'Protect more devices'. Did the WannaCry ransomware suddly start infecting Apple and Android phones and tablets??

Kudos0

Re: Which Windows version was just attacked...

I didn't get that email and unfortunately I still have not been infected. Seemingly you are using a Mac, correct? 

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