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Service Bulletin: WannaCry ransomware

Description
Disclaimer

This bulletin is provided for informational purposes only. Contact Spirent Support for specific advice regarding Spirent products or configurations.

Overview

“Ransomware — Malware designed to prevent access to a system until a sum of money is paid.” 1

WannaCry is one of the biggest cyberattacks ever seen impacting over 150 countries. Keeping your operating system updated with current security patches helps to reduce the vulnerability to attacks such as this.

For any computing device, general good practice includes performing regular backups and keeping the operating system up to date.

Should you have any issues updating your Spirent Systems, contact Spirent Support.

Useful Resources

Microsoft
General advice and guidance  
 

1 https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/us/Documents/risk/us-aers-ransomware.pdf



 

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