Question About The Latest Ransomware Attack

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Glenn Holland, May 12, 2017.

  1. nsaspook

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    This attack vector has been in old software for ages so the loaded and abandoned gun was on the sidewalk because NSA dropped it into the middle of the walk for a criminal to use instead rusting in the bushes where it's been for years. It's much too simplistic just to blame MS for this.
     
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  2. eetech00

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    Hello,
    Sorry to rain on anyone parade..but ransomeware isn't limited to MS...attacks Linux as well..,
     
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    Right, most of the few Linux 'Ransomware' attacks are stupid or are fakes.
    https://labs.bitdefender.com/2015/11/linux-ransomware-debut-fails-on-predictable-encryption-key/
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ed-to-install-the-fairware-ransomware-attack/
     
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    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
     
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    https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-...cyberattack/#sm.0009w7bg3162kdvrv311by73ublnf
     
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...latest-authorities-warn-day-chaos-ransomware/
     
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  11. Glenn Holland

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    I checked Microsoft's site and automatic updates for Windows 7 were discontinued in October of 2016.

    I've also checked the list of available updates on my computer and it says "No new updates found". So as of October of 2016, my computer has not been updated at all. Prior to 2016, updates were sent to my computer automatically and all I need to do was click the "install" button and everything worked OK.

    Now that automatic updates have been discontinued, where/how can I get more updates (especially for the latest ransomware)?
     
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    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
     
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    I would certainly hope so!
     
  15. dl324

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    This page has links for Win7 updates for WannaCry.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013389/title

    To find it, I googled for "KB4012598 windows 7".
     
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    https://theintercept.com/2017/05/16...eak-militarism-and-greed/?comments=1#comments
     
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    https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threa...eading-for-weeks-via-eternalblue-doublepulsar
     
  18. Glenn Holland

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    How do I actually install this update?

    All of the previous updates were sent automatically and had instructions on how to start the installation.
     
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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ven-nsa-hacking-tools-wannacry-used-just-two/
     
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