Ransomware warning in Luxembourg

CIRCL warns that a malicious software or “ransomware” called “WannaCry” has been used in a massive hacking attack, which has affected tens of thousands of computers worldwide, including Luxembourg. Read more about it here: http://circl.lu/pub/tr-41/

Experts from CIRCL advise companies on the following safety measures in order to prevent unexpected surprises on Monday:

  • Send an alert to all employees that they should not open attachments from unknown senders
  • The IT team should review the back-up system and backups and also ensure that all patches are installed
  • (Retroactively) move all email messages with active code in attachments into a quarantine
  • Control returning laptops on Monday before the Start-of-business

For more information or in case of emergency contact CIRCL.

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