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YES you (probably) should be TERRIFIED

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As you are most likely already aware there the largest attack of ransomware is currently active.  Ever since the NSA toolkit for creating malware was leaked our organization has been preparing for an increase in security events.  The first wave is here and it has infected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries. Are you confident that your organization has multiple laters of security, proper training for employees, and a robust business continuity plan in place?  If you have any doubt we need to have a discussion.  Final Source can help you with these needs so you can reast easy at night.

The largest wave of Ransomware acttacks is underway and there will be plenty more variants and copy-cat attacks to come.

Here is a description from Wikipedia on the current attack:

WannaCry (or WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor) is a ransomware program targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system. On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack was launched using it, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in 28 languages. The attack has been described by Europol as unprecedented in scale.

The attack affected Telef√≥nica and several other large companies in Spain, as well as parts of Britain's National Health Service (NHS), FedEx, Deutsche Bahn, and LATAM 

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Airlines.Other targets in at least 99 countries were also reported to have been attacked around the same time.

Like previous ransomware, the attack spreads by phishing emails,but also uses the EternalBlue exploit and DoublePulsar backdoor developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to spread through a network which has not installed recent security updates to directly infect any exposed systems.A "critical" patch had been issued by Microsoft on 14 March 2017 to remove the underlying vulnerability for supported systems, but many organizations had not yet applied it.

Ransomware in now a Billion Dollar Insustry.  

Keep your hard earned money. Contact us today and let us help you assess your risk.

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