The hacker group that published the Wannacry exploit are threatening to release more spy tools from June onwards. What does this mean? Basically, this group stole these computer bugs from the US National Security Agency and released the ‘Eternal Blue’ computer exploit which was used to infect thousands of computers worldwide with the WannaCry virus. The bug that crippled NHS England last week.
It’s a scary thought that they know these supposedly top secret exploits and are threatening to sell them to the highest bidder. We already know how much damage the WannaCry virus caused and we now know how it used a Windows exploit to gain access to these machines. This virus is still a huge threat and all steps should be taken to ensure you are protected.
WannaCry Virus Safety:
A few things here probably need clarifying:
I think the worrying part about this is that there is a threat of more tools to be released to enable hackers to cause more damage. But we don’t know what these tools are yet. It’s been claimed they could include web browser hacks, data from nuclear weapons programmes in Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, data from central banks, and more Windows hacks, including some related to the latest version of the operating system, Windows 10. So it really is difficult to predict how you can secure yourself.
I think the main thing to remember is basic internet safety.
Cyber Security is a huge concern for everybody these days as we are keeping an increasingly large volume of our secrets online. If you have any concerns or want us to review your security then give us a call, or drop us an email, or drop in and see us. We’re always happy to help.