Information Security


Ransomware attacks against NHS trusts.

Friday, May 12, 2017

We are aware of reports of a wide-scale ransomware attack targeting users computers in the NHS.

The NHS have published a statement and it is likely that this threat will spill over into other sectors, including education.

Early indications are showing that this may be a variant of the malware is exploiting MS17-010 which is
a vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 SMBv1 dating from March 2017.

Further information on this particular issue is available here

Recommended best practice is not to expose your infrastructure to these
services, if you are concerned that you are vulnerable to this then
disabling SMBv1 is recommended.