[LINK] Fwd: Update on WanaCry global ransomware incident

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon May 15 18:19:08 AEST 2017

[Quite a service, isn't it.  Late.  Vague as all get-out. 

[Advises the very risky step of connecting to your backups, before auditing whether your working-environment is clear of the threat.

[And this is Australia's high-priority cybersecurity service speaking.

[Anyone got Alistair McGibbon's current email-address?

Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 15:43:19 +1000
From: "Stay Smart Online" <StaySmartOnline at ag.gov.au>
To: <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au>
Subject: Update on WanaCry global ransomware incident
15 May 2017
 Update on WanaCry global ransomware incident: Alert Priority High
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Recommended action:

Immediately install the latest updates for applications and operating systems, especially Microsoft Windows.
Confirm that backups are available and working.
If you have been affected by the WanaCry ransomware, report the incident to the <http://www.acorn.gov.au/>Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

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