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Within 12 hours, 81,000 infections were reported globally of the WanCrypt0r outbreak.
NHS reported 16 hospitals in the UK have been hit and can’t operate or admit patients because all data is encrypted and locked. Spanish telecom giant, Telefonica, was hit and responded by “desperately telling employees to shut down computers and VPN connections in order to limit the ransomware’s reach.” Banks, utilities, telecoms, healthcare and other industries are reporting similar experiences worldwide. At this time, this ransomware variant appears to be taking advantage of a known and patched Windows vulnerability.
Malwarebytes is protecting your organization against this specific ransomware variant. Our anti-ransomware technology uses a dedicated real-time detection and blocking engine that continuously monitors for ransomware behaviors, like those seen in WanaCrypt0r.