Phillip Misner

May 13, 2017

Microsoft Issues WanaCrypt Patch for Windows 8, XP

This post was originally published on this siteMicrosoft Corp. today took the unusual step of issuing security updates to address flaws in older, unsupported versions of Windows — including Windows XP and Windows 8. The move is a bid to slow the spread of the WanaCrypt ransomware strain that infected tens of thousands of Windows computers virtually overnight this week. A map tracking the global spread of the Wana ransomware strain. Image: On Friday, May 12, countless organizations around the world began fending off attacks from a ransomware strain variously known as WannaCrypt, WanaDecrypt and Wanna.Cry. Ransomware encrypts a victim’s documents, images, […]