15 May 2017

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

A statement from Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith on Sunday criticised the way governments store up information about security flaws in computer systems.

A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.

It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.

It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen from, US intelligence.

Please ensure that you are running up to datepatched systems, protected by quality antivirus software. Contact Donline if you need advice or assistance.

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