May 18, 2017
SEC Releases Risk Alert on Ransomware
On May 17, 2017, the SEC released a risk alert on a widespread ransomware attack, known as WannaCry, WCry or Wanna Decryptor. The hacker(s) conducting the cyber-attack have infiltrated the servers of organizations across more than 100 countries through a Microsoft® Remote Desktop Protocol compromise, exposures in Windows Server Message Block version 1, malicious websites and phishing emails.
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The SEC encourages investment advisers and broker-dealers to:
The SEC also reminded investment advisers and broker-dealers about the importance of performing the following security procedures:
Fairview® advises clients to be cautious when opening emails and to avoid sending or opening attachments through email when possible.
Computer Emergency Readiness Team Alert: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-132A