WannaCry ransomware protection

| 30 May 2017

Telstra Health – Aged, Disability & Community Care (ADCC) has important information in relation to the WannaCry ransomware attack that is ongoing worldwide.

What is the WannaCry ransomware attack?
WannaCry is a
ransomware worm. It targets and attacks computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding payment to unlock the files. It has affected hundreds of thousands of Windows computers worldwide. Computers running older versions of windows (e.g. Windows XP; Windows Server 2003) are most at risk.

Click here for further information from Microsoft.

Steps you should take to protect your infrastructure
Microsoft has released a security patch for all versions of Windows to protect against this ransomware. For clients who currently host their software on premise, it is recommended that you apply the security patch from Microsoft ASAP.

Telstra Health – ADCC has applied the Microsoft patch to all servers that are maintained by us. This includes our cloud-hosted clients, which means if your version of Telstra Health – ADCC software is hosted in Azure, you are protected.

Click here to access the Microsoft security patch. 

 

Tags: cloud, cloud technology, Microsoft, patch, ransomware, server, software, tech, technology, Windows

Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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