150 Countries Involved

Cyberattack WannaCryIn case many of you were unaware, this past Friday, a massive cyberattack spread globally in only a matter of minutes, impacting an estimated 200,000 users in 150 countries. The New York Times reported Sunday that this attack is likely far from over, with an updated version of WannaCry expected in a second wave.

As we learned Friday, the initial attack vector was through spam email, often under the guise of invoices, job offers and other lures sent to random email addresses. Within the email is a .zip file and once clicked, that initiates the WannaCry infection. Microsoft released a patch for this particular vulnerability in March and we recommend that everyone install this patch immediately, even those computers who currently run some type of protection software.


There are no known methods to recover from this ransomware to date, but monitor blogs for more information as it becomes available. We also recommend backing up systems frequently.

If you are interested in finding out more about technical issues and how and what's of this type of attack, please read more Here. Additional information about types of files not to open is Here.

If you currently have no protection for your computer iComEx has some valuable things to say. Older computers running older software and browsers are likely vulnerable and we are here to help you prepare for the next round they say is coming. Please call us today and find out how iComEx can help you with the latest cybersecurity and backup systems for your home or office computers.

With offices conveniently located in Sherman, Texas, and Plano, Texas, iComEx is easily able to travel to you wherever you may be.