Since I have already had a customer hit by Ransomware this year I thought I would post a few links to help my customers with this type of threat. First of all, “wannacry” is a very deadly piece of malware. It is normally run through a link in an email or web page that fools the user into clicking on it. It then encrypts all of the data on your hard drive with a key that only the criminals know. They then ask for a “ransom” of usually Bitcoins which the victim has to obtain by buying them and redeeming them for the key.
Microsoft issued a patch for this particular strain back in March and instructions for its application can be found here MS17-010.
If you need any help with this type of problem please don’t hesitate to call or email me. I am always here to help.