[Editors note: For the latest WannaCry information as it relates to Trend Micro products, please read this support article.] 

Information on Latest Ransomware Attacks

Two weeks and counting since the initial exposure of the WannaCry Ransomware outbreak, and organizations are still feeling the effects of the attacks. With over 230,000 global users already infected and the emergence of new attacks like UIWIX and EternalRocks, the gravity of the situation is becoming increasingly evident. To keep you up to date, we are consistently providing new information on the latest ransomware threats through our Simply Security blog There you can find a breakdown on the attacks as well as present and future impacts of exposure.

Prevention and Support

Looking to prevent WannaCry using Trend Micro products? Visit out support page for detailed procedures on protecting yourself and your business.

The Reality of Patching

The WannaCry ransomware variant of 12-May-2017 has been engineered to take advantage of the most common security challenges facing large organizations today, unpatched vulnerabilities. It’s not uncommon for it to take 100 days or more for organizations to deploy a patch. Why? The answer is rarely straightforward and differs depending on the objectives and responsibilities of an organization. Read WannaCry & The Reality of Patching for an in depth look into updating legacy systems, costs of patching vs breach and mitigation strategies.

Beyond WannaCry

While WannaCry will soon be a thing of the past, ransomware attacks will continue to be a part of the future. With over 1.5B ransomware attacks in 2016, it is clear now that in 2017 we will continue to see exponential growth. Proactively securing your business is the only way to defend against potential breaches. Luckily, you are not alone. Watch our webinar, with VP Cloud Research Mark Nunnikhoven, as he walks through the new threats and vulnerabilities that could put you at risk. Mark covers UIWIX and EternalRocks as well as all the vulnerabilities associated with the ShadowBrokers leak to help you better understand what is going on and how to deal with this situation. The information presented here will help you better communicate to your board or boss what the current situation is with respect to all of these threats.