CIRCL warns that a malicious software or “ransomware” called “WannaCry” has been used in a massive hacking attack, which has affected tens of thousands of computers worldwide, including Luxembourg.  – By Mel Del on

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Experts from CIRCL advise companies on the following safety measures in order to prevent unexpected surprises on Monday:

– Send an alert to all employees that they should not open attachments from unknown senders

– The IT team should review the back-up system and backups and also ensure that all patches are installed

– (Retroactively) move all email messages with active code in attachments into a quarantine

– Control returning laptops on Monday before the Start-of-business

For more information or in case of emergency contact CIRCL: