Ukrainians warned about the attack of virus WannaCry

Украинцев предупредили об атаке вируса WannaCry

WannaCry encrypts the user’s files, then you can’t use them

The Department of postal and telecommunications issued a number of recommendations.

The Department of postal and telecommunications National police appealed to the Ukrainians, it has been reported with recommendations on how not to get trapped by the hackers and extortionists who ran the online virus WCry (also known as WannaCry and WannaCryptor) and protect your media from cyber-attacks.

In particular, the postal and telecommunications advises not to click on suspicious links received by email, because this link may be infected with a harmful virus. In addition, it is not necessary to download software that are not tested, because they can also be infected.

Visit the website of the Department of police is a banner with a link to the website for decryption of malware.

Militiamen ask all citizens who are victims of a malicious software “ransomware”, please contact the Department of postal and telecommunications with the purpose of timely response on the hotline +380443743740 (from 9:00 to 18:30 on working days) or by using the feedback form.

According to the police, to prevent virus to your computer, you should perform some action.

You first need to install the latest version of the operating system with the latest updates.

It is also necessary to constantly update the software that is used daily and only from official sources. Mandatory you have the latest version of antivirus software.

You need to install an effective system recovery to infection are unable to permanently destroy personal data.

Cyberpolice emphasizes: don’t trust anyone, because any account can be compromised, and accounts from friends, colleagues or partners of the online games may be sent to the malicious links. You should not open attachments contained in emails from strangers.

Turn on the Windows settings on your computer to Show file extensions. This will be much easier to spot potentially malicious files.

“Stay away from file extensions as “.exe” and “.vbs” and “.scr”. Fraudsters can use several extensions to disguise a malicious file as an alleged video, photo or document (e.g., 11111.avi.exe or doc.scr),” – noted in police.

In case of detection on a PC is unusual or the unknown process, you should immediately remove it from the Internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi connection) – this will prevent the spread of infection.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe ransomware blocked WannaCry not less than 200 thousand computers in 150 countries. WannaCry encrypts user files, after which they become impossible to use. To unlock from the victims require 200-600 dollars ransom, which should be transferred to specified accounts in bitcoins.

Today, Europol announced that the peak of a hacker attack in Europe is passed.