WannaCryRansomware

WannaCryRansomware

Quick-reference guide containing some suggestions and actions that you can take to help defend against the WannaCryransomware.

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There has been an outbreak of ransomware WCry, also referred to as WNCry, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r or WanaDecrypt0r, which is rapidly spreading globally. So far, it is understood that the malware is associated with the following events:

  • Locks all the data on a computer system
  • Provides instructions on what to do next, which includes a demand of ransom (typically US$300 -$600 ransom in bitcoins)
  • Demand includes paying ransom in defined period of time otherwise the demand increases, leading to complete destruction of data
  • The encryption is carried with RSA-2048 encryption which makes decryption of data extremely difficult (next to impossible)

 

This document is a quick-reference guide containing some suggestions and actions that you can take to help defend against the WannaCryransomware. This is a collection of information both available online and compiled by various practices within KPMG Global.

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