WanaCrypt

Microsoft Makes Unprecedented Move to Protect Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 against the WannaCry Attack

Sponsored Blog The WannaCry global ransomware attack that started early this month has spread around the world and infected hundreds of companies both big and small. The ransomware exploits the same vulnerability in practically every version of the Windows operating system. It leverages the EternalBlue Windows exploit that came out of an NSA leak last month and was released on WikiLeaks, highlighting a critical software vulnerability in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB). Microsoft released a patch (MS17-010) for its supported operating systems on March 14, and, more than 60 days later, organizations that did not patch their Windows systems scrambled to do so. If you have applied the patch for the Windows SMB vulnerability, then you have nothing to worry about. If you haven’t, you’re s...