Good afternoon everyone:
There is another Petya/NotPetya Ransomware outbreak that is starting to spread in Europe today. I have not heard of it hitting the US yet, but that doesn’t mean it won’t.
It is using the same vulnerability used by WannaCry which is the lack of a Windows patch that was released in March/April.
For those of you who I currently monitor and maintain, you have that patch installed on your respective machine(s). This doesn’t ensure your complete protection, and you should continue to be very vigilant regarding opening attachments or clicking on links that look questionable. Rule #1…if it looks fishy, it probably is.
For those of you who would like to make sure the appropriate patches are installed please email me at jeremy(at)whitemanconsults.com if you have any questions on how to determine if you are fully patched.
As always please continue to remain attentive to emails and attachments from unknown sources. if you aren’t expecting the email, then don’t open it!