The Department of homeland security U.S. ready to help in the fight against new virus

The Department of homeland security (DHS), the United States expressed readiness to provide technical support and assistance in the fight against “an extortionist” WannaCry. This was reported on the website of the Ministry, transfers “112 Ukraine”.

The report said that the type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts access to it to pay for the drugs known as Ransomware.

It is noted that in March released a patch designed to eliminate vulnerability to the virus. To install the patch helps protect the operating system from this threat, the Ministry said.

“We are actively sharing information related to this event and are ready to provide technical support and assistance in case of need, our partners in the U.S. and at the international level”, — stated in the message.

We will remind, large-scale hacker attack brought down tens of thousands of computers around the world, criminals to extort $ 300 in bitcoin to unlock the data.

Attacked by at least 57 thousand computers are infected with the application cryptographer WannaCry or its variations.

Recommendations for the prevention of computer:

  • make sure to include security solution;
  • install the official patch (MS17-010) from Microsoft that closes the vulnerability in SMB server used in this attack;
  • check the entire system. Detecting malicious attack as MEM: Trojan.Win64.EquationDrug.gen, reboot the system. Again make sure you have the hotfix MS17-010.

In the network appeared interactive world mapthat shows the geographic distribution of the infections dangerous computer virus-the extortioner.

Note, currently there is no information about who might be behind this attack, whether it is centralized or carried out by different groups.