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Service Alert: WannaCrypt

You’ve probably all heard the news over the weekend about this ransomware and the damage it has done to the NHS.

You’ll be pleased to know that both our AV engines were updated pretty promptly to block this virus. However, no-one seems entirely sure whether it was spread via email in the first place, or simply over the internet via SMB connections.

We also expect other people to get hold of this virus and start modifying it, so there may be some variants appearing over the coming days, and our AV engines will both be trying to update themselves as soon as new variants appear.

The best advice we can pass on is for users to continue to be vigilant, and if in doubt, don’t attempt to open an attachment. Also, get those Windows boxes updated asap.

Please note this doesn’t affect Windows 10 or Mac users.