Microsoft commented on the hacking attack
At Microsoft commented on the hacking attack that occurred on may 12 in some countries, including in Russia. The statement of the company made available to RBC.
“Today our experts have added detection and protection against new malware known as Ransom: Win32.WannaCrypt. In March we also provided extra protection from malware of this nature, together with the security update which prevents the spread of malware over the network” — said in a statement.
The company also noted that users “free antivirus” and “upgrade version of Windows protected.” According to company representatives, specialists work with users in order to “provide additional assistance”.
In Russia, the threat of hacking may 12, has been the Russian telecommunications company MegaFon and VimpelCom, as well as MIA. As reported in the “Kaspersky Lab”, the virus in question is the Trojan WannaCry. According to the company, the analysis showed that the attack had occurred through the “known network vulnerability Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17−010”. After this “on your system” installed “rootkit”, using which attackers “run software cipher,” said the company.
Also on 12 may, a hacker attacked the servers of the hospitals in the UK. Hackers have brought to monitor infected computers messages, which promised to unlock the network upon receipt of $300 (in bitcoins).